To become a member of OGP, participating countries must endorse a high-level Open Government Declaration, deliver a country action plan developed with public consultation, and commit to independent reporting on their progress going forward.

GOVERNMENTS: Governments interested in participating in the Open Government Partnership will go through a formal process which follows steps below:

  1. Achieve Eligibility
  2. Submit Letter of Intent
  3. Identify a Lead Ministry or Agency
  4. Develop an OGP National Action Plan

CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS: OGP’s model does not require civil society organizations to join through a formal process as governments do.  Instead, organizations or individuals should find their own ways to become active in OGP through the global community, national dialogue, or both.

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