Open Government Partnership 2013 - Sept 2013
Transparency International Ireland was appointed on behalf of the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform to coordinate and administer a consultative process with civil society and citizens on OGP and will produce a report on society’s proposals for concrete commitments for inclusion in the OGP National Action Plan. The “Open Government Partnership” (OGP) aims to secure concrete commitments from governments to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption and harness new technologies to strengthen governance.
In order to address the five OGP grand challenges - improving public services, increasing public integrity, more effectively managing public resources, creating safer communities and increasing corporate responsibility – the IMO suggest in their submission to the OGP that the Government should prioritise the following commitments in the OGP National Action Plan.
1. Open Consultation and engagement with all stakeholders in Government Decision making
2. Availability of Reliable and Timely Data
3. Health in All Policies – Health Impact Assessment