Civil Society Groups Issue One-Year Progress Report on 2014-2015 US National Action Plan

According to the second civil society progress report on the implementation of the United States' Second National Action Plan, the US government remains on-course to meet the majority of its commitments one year into the two-year implementation period.

Commitments that are being implemented with active engagement of civil society seem to have made more progress over the first year. In some cases, the government has successfully combined policy and technical expertise to make the openness initiatives more transparent and meaningful. Other commitments would benefit from this approach.

Although there are numerous bright spots, many government agencies are still struggling to meaningfully collaborate with civil society. We are hopeful that the US government's engagement with civil society will continue to increase in both frequency and depth so the US may take full advantage of the Open Government Partnership's opportunities.

Submitted by apaulson on 01/09/2015