Open Government Partnership


Open Government Partnership (OGP) is a multilateral initiative that aims to promote good governance across the world by harnessing new technologies. Open government means exercising official authority honestly, transparently and in partnership with citizens.

The countries that have joined the Open Government Partnership have made a commitment to adhere to the principles of open governance and to deliver a National Action Plan with concrete open government reform commitments developed with public consultation. The development and implementation of the Action Plan is monitored, both nationally and internationally, within the Open Government Partnership.
The main purpose for joining the OGP is to direct the attention of public administration and society as a whole to the quality of government, and to learn from and share each other’s experiences.
Estonia joined the Open Government Partnership in 2012. To date, 79 countries have signed up to the Open Government Partnership.



The Open Government Partnership Action Plan is looking for fresh ideas, 20.05.2020

The Government Office has started preparing a new action plan for the Open Government Partnership, 31.10.2019

The government approved the new Open Government Partnership action plan, 30.08.2018

New Open Government Partnership action plan is open for public consultation, 4.06.2018

The Government Approved the Report on the Open Government Partnership, 17.11.2016

Significant additions made to the e-Consultation System, 31.10.2016

Open Government Partnership report is up for public consultation, 21.10.2016

Open Government Partnership Report has been completed, 21.09.2016

The Government approved the new Action Plan for Open Government Partnership, 30.06.2016

New Action Plan for Open Government Partnership is up for public consultation, 6 March 2016

Coordinating body for the OGP is expecting proposals on the new Action Plan, 29 March 2016

Estonia has best involved non-governmental organisations in the Open Government Partnership, 15 October 2015

The Interim Report on the Implementation of the OGP Action Plan has been submitted to public consultation, 14 September 2015

Coordinating body for Open Government Partnership wishes to improve the information accessibility of policy-making, 6 January 2015

Coordinating body for the Open Government Partnership established, 5 November 2014

Government approves Open Government Partnership Action Plan, 12 June 2014

The Government Office has submitted the Open Government Partership Action Plan for public consultation, 10 May 2014

The Open Government Action Plan focuses on public services, engagement and transparency, 28 April 2014



The implementation of Open Government Partnership Action Plan is coordinated  by a board.

The task of the coordinating board  is to monitor and coordinate the implementation of the Action Plan, make recommendations concerning the activities and decision-making relating to the Partnership. It also evaluates the implementation of the action plan and contributes widespread coverage of  the aims and activities of Estonian Open Government Partnership.

The work of the Board is organised by the Strategy Unit of Government Office.

Head of the board: Taimar Peterkop, Secretary of State

Deputy head: Henry Kattago, Strategy Director

Coordinating Board Members:

  • Secretary General of the Ministry of Finance
  • Secretary General of the Ministry of Justice
  • Secretary General of the Ministry of the Interior
  • Secretary General of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications
  • Estonian Cooperation Assembly 
  • Foresight Centre
  • Network of Estonian Nonprofit Organizations
  • Association of Estonian Cities and Municipalities
  • E-Governance Academy

Meeting of the Coordinating Board of the Open Government Partnership Action Plan 24 May 2019. Photos: Jürgen Randma




Ott Karulin

Strategy Unit´s Adviser


 Phone: +372 693 5222



Last updated: 1 June 2020