Open Government Partnership
President Obama launched the Open Government Partnership (OGP) in 2011 at the U.N. General Assembly meeting with seven other heads of state and an equal number of leaders from civil society. The OGP has grown to a global coalition of 64 governments and hundreds of civil-society organizations. OGP countries represent one-third of the world’s population and have made more than 1,000 open government reform commitments. The United States has led OGP efforts as a member of the Steering Committee since its founding and also carries out OGP efforts domestically through establishment and implementation of Open Government National Action Plans.