OGP 2014 and 2015: Evaluation and Analysis Timeline

To ensure momentum and meaningful implementation over the next two years, OTG has tweaked our evaluation approach and proposes to do smaller “check-ins” every six months on the progress of implementation and civil society engagement with government leads.

We are in the process of creating teams of individuals interested in providing feedback on and evaluating the implementation of specific commitments. In 2015, teams will work together, in coordination with OTG, to put together an evaluation similar to the first CSO evaluation

Please contact apaulson[at]openthegovernment.org if you would like to be a member of a team.

The schedule for these check-ins and the final evaluation is below, including the questions that will guide the narrative report.

OGP Evaluation Schedule

June 2014: Baseline Check-In

-Have you met with the government leads on this commitment in the past 6 months? (yes/no)

-Do you know the government contacts for this commitment?  (yes/no; if yes, who)

-Has any progress been made on the implementation of this commitment? (essay-style; please think about the following questions as you respond: Are the people you have met with about this commitment knowledgeable about the issue and able to influence agency decisions? Do you expect any progress to be made in the next few months?)

-What are some stretch goals for the government’s implementation of this commitment? (please list 3 – 5 accomplishments in this area beyond meeting the letter of the commitment that you believe the government should be able to accomplish by December 2015)

December 2014: One Year Assessment of Progress

-Have you met with the government leads on this commitment in the past 6 months? (yes/no)

-Do you know the government contacts for this commitment?  (yes/no; if yes, who)

-Has any progress been made on the implementation of this commitment?  (essay-style; please think about the following questions as you respond: Are the people you have met with about this commitment knowledgeable about the issue and able to influence agency decisions? Do you expect any progress to be made in the next few months?)

Have you shared your stretch goals with your government contacts?  (yes/no)

Have your stretch goals changed in the past 6 months? If so, why? (essay-style; please think about the following questions as you respond: has the government accomplished more or less than you expected at this point? Have agency officials been open to input from civil society organizations?)

June 2015: Bi-Annual Check-In

-Have you met with the government leads on this commitment in the past 6 months? (yes/no)

-Do you know the government contacts for this commitment?  (yes/no; if yes, who)

-Has any progress been made on the implementation of this commitment? (essay-style; please think about the following questions as you respond: Are the people you have met with about this commitment knowledgeable about the issue and able to influence agency decisions? Do you expect any progress to be made in the next few months?)

-Have you shared your stretch goals with your government contacts?  (yes/no)

Have your stretch goals changed in the past 6 months? If so, why? ? (essay-style; please think about the following questions as you respond: has the government accomplished more or less than you expected at this point? Have agency officials been open to input from civil society organizations?)

December 2015: Final Evaluation-Teams complete final evaluation forms on the implementation of the commitment. Similar to the 2013 final evaluation of the first National Action Plan, the assessment will look at both whether the government met the letter of the commitment and measure its progress against CSO’s stretch goals.

 

 

 

 

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