Open Government Partnership Summit, World Bank Sessions
October 27-29, 2015Mexico City

The World Bank will be at The Open Government Partnership’s Global Summit. It "provides a wonderful opportunity for members of the open government movement to consolidate and build momentum, to reflect on what is working and what is not, and to lay out a framework for further co-operation, exchange and action."

This year an expected 1500 participants – including representatives from civil society organizations, businesses and governments – are expected to attend the OGP Global Summit, which will be held in Mexico City from October 27 - 29.

Over the course of a series of workshops, panel discussions, plenaries and social gathering they will share experiences from their respective countries and provide real examples of how openness can improve public services, drive economic growth, reduce poverty and make governments more accountable to the people they serve.

This year special attention will be paid to the role open government can play in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals of the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

World Bank’s Sessions at the OGP’s Global Summit:

Now What? Taking Action after the Action Plan on Open Commitments
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm

This session will address the importance of assessments before, during, and after the development of national
action plans (NAPs) to provide not only the right context for consultations, but more specific and tangible next steps to implementing open data commitments toward greater efficiency and national prosperity. The World Bank’s open data readiness assessments (ODRAs) is one such methodology. MORE

Back to Basics: A Look at the Realities of the OGP Principles
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm

This session is an exchange of ideas and experiences on how the OGP principles are put into action in participating countries. A panel composed of government officials and members of civil society from different countries will discuss the hurdles in promoting these values and what countries can do to continue upholding them. Issues to be discussed include interpretation of the OGP principles in different domestic contexts and national processes. MORE

Building Robust Accountability Systems through OGP: Learning from Autonomous Accountability Institutions
Thursday, October 29, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm

This session will focus on the role of accountability institutions (AIs) in advancing open government principles and engaging in OGP processes. The panel is composed of representatives from AIs and external stakeholders from different regions. Issues to be addressed include the different efforts, strategies and practices developed by AIs to advance open government reform at the national level and strengthening the role of AIs in the OGP. MORE

Governments, Civil Society and Citizens Working Together: Social Accountability for Open Governance
Thursday, October 29, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm

The session will explore how social accountability contributes to open governance. The panel will share some of the learning and challenges from social accountability practices and interventions and the experiences of Partners and Grantees of the Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA). MORE

How can Open Contracting Impact Development?
Thursday, October 29, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm

This session will gather high-level representatives from different sectors of society to discuss the value of openness in contracting. Issues to be discussed include the impact that openness in contracting is having on government and non-state actors, and on the everyday lives of citizens around the world. MORE

To learn more about the summit and to register, please visit 

Open Government Global Solutions Group