This paper aims to inform the Legislative Engagement Policy review and serves as background for consultations with parliaments and partners. It draws on data from the Open Government Partnership (OGP) commitments database, reports from the Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM), findings from the OGP Support Unit, and insights collected through a range of formal and informal conversations with OGP stakeholders since 2011.
Advancing open government through legislative action, oversight, or by opening up parliamentary processes and institutions requires spaces for collaboration and dialogue. The 2017 Legislative Engagement Policy outlines opportunities for parliamentary engagement in OGP, and allows parliaments to co-create and implement open parliament plans as chapters of national action plans. Part II reviews these engagement processes, resulting in two key findings