The demand for effective, efficient and open governments around the world has never been greater. The Open Government Partnership, OGP, which was created on this basis, offers a unique opportunity to reinvent the citizen-State relationship.
With this in mind, the OGP Regional Meeting for the Americas, to be held in Costa Rica on November 18-19, 2014, is aimed at developing knowledge and setting up cooperation and learning networks among change agents that are driving actions towards an open government in countries within the continent. Currently, the OGP includes 17 participant countries from the Americas, 15 of which belong to Latin America and the Caribbean. Additionally, in October 2013, three multi-lateral organizations joined the Partnership, the IDB being one of them.
The agenda of the Regional Meeting for the Americas will be developed along with the open government community of the region, i.e.: official delegates of American countries either already participating or contemplating participation in the Partnership; representatives of the organized civil society; representatives of international, regional and multi-lateral organizations; the business sector; journalists and communication media and the academic community. Thus, as part of the activities included in its Open Government agenda, the IDB submitted a panel proposal for the sessions that will be part of this important event.