Open civic space is key to successful OGP processes. In open civic space, CSOs can participate as full partners, and citizens are free and able to demand greater accountability and transparency from their governments. Although OGP member states are not immune from the global civic space emergency, data suggests that civic space in OGP member states is somewhat better than in non-member states. However, there continues to be considerable room for improvement. Action to defend and broaden civic space is urgently needed, including in OGP member states. Critical among these efforts is improving the effectiveness and impact of OGP processes. Read more here.
Source: Open Government Partnership