Open Government Week promotes accountable and transparent governance

May 10, 2021 - 9:23am

Open Government Week will be held from 17-21 May, encouraging global leaders to transform the way governments serve their citizens.

The week is a great opportunity to hear from thought leaders and change makers about the importance of having accountable, responsible and inclusive governance around the world.

A wide range of global online events will be happening to share ideas, discuss solutions and commit to new levels of citizen participation in government to respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Open Government Week 2021 will focus on how to renew or build again governments, institutions and societies that are transparent, accountable, participatory and inclusive.

This also underlines the new phase of the Open Government Partnership’s (OGP) Open Response + Open Recovery campaign.

Back in 2011, the OGP brought together government leaders and civil society advocates in a unique partnership. As part of its 10th anniversary, the intention is to renew the spirit, optimism and energy that first launched the OGP and channel that into addressing the challenges of today, including advancing accountability and transparency, tackling systemic inequalities, protecting civic space and enhancing citizen participation.

For more information and a list of online events, visit the Open Gov Week website.