Bringing Open Government to Life
Kenya joined the Open Government Partnership in 2011 and has made strides in implementing its action plans, though not without a challenge. The plan fundamentally infuses the principles of transparency, accountability, and participation into the governance of government. The partnership between the government and the civil society groups has propelled the implementation of the ambitious action plans at the national level. Kenya’s National Action Plan IV (2020-2022) has been shaped by the totality of the foregoing context. In total, 8 commitments were adopted: Beneficial Ownership; Open Contracting; Open Data for Development; Public Participation and Legislative Openness; Improving Public Service Delivery Performance; Access to Information; Access to Justice; Building Open Government Resiliency. Kenya’s OGP community has so far committed to various commitments geared towards openness, transparency, inclusivity, and accountability at the national and local government levels and in ensuring quality and timely service delivery.
This year, the Open Gov Week takes place between 16-20 May 2022 bringing OGP Champions and actors from the National level to the local level to promote the agenda of Open Government Partnership through broad-based dialogue designed to ringfence the gains in the implementation process, exchange ideas as well as take stock of progress made in the implementation process to date.