The OGP's vision is for more governments to become more stable, transparent and accountable to their citizens, with the ultimate goal of improving the quality of governance and the quality of the services the citizens receive. This will require a change in norms and culture to ensure sincere dialogue and cooperation between governments and civil society.
OGP aims to support the government and civil society reformers by raising the open government at the highest levels of political discourse, providing 'overlay' for difficult reforms and creating a supportive community of reformers of a similar mind from countries around the world .
Now that OGP has been established and has grown significantly, our main objective in the next two years is to make sure that real change takes place on the ground in most OGP countries and that this change is benefiting the citizens. There are three main ways for OGPs to help secure the right conditions for countries to provide ambitious open government reform:
1) Maintain high-level political leadership and OGP engagement among participating countries
2) Support internal reforms with technical expertise and inspiration
3) Encourage greater OGP engagement from a diverse group of citizens and civil society organizations
In addition, the OGP Independent Reporting Mechanism requires:
4) Ensure that countries are held accountable to make progress towards achieving their commitments to OGP