Open Government Partnership Civil Society Baseline Survey Open Till August 5

The fairly-recently appointed Civil Society Coordinator for the Open Government Partnership (OGP) has launched a survey to get a baseline assessment of the perceptions and experiences of civil society organizations that are connected to their nation's OGP effort, and to learn how to improve communications around the OGP.

As you may know, the OGP is multinational initiative that aims to secure concrete commitments from governments to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance. Countries that elect to participate in the OGP, including the US, must deliver a concrete National Action Plan (NAP), developed with public consultation and feedback and commit to independent reporting on their progress going forward.

For over a year, OpenTheGovernment.org has worked to coordinate and facilitate civil society organization's efforts to influence the creation and implementation of the US NAP. We've set up teams of advocates to work with the Administration on meeting each of the commitments in the NAP, and will be releasing an assessment of the Obama Administration's efforts to execute the plan in early 2013. You can catch up on and follow these efforts here.

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