Second Session of the OGP Advisory Council: Preparation of the OGP Action Plan in BiH
The second session of the Advisory Council for the implementation of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) initiative was held in Sarajevo on 30 August 2018. The session considered the proposed measures for the first Framework Action Plan to be prepared by Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH).
The Framework Action Plan will be made up of the plans by the BiH Council of Ministers, the Federation of BiH Government, the Republika Srpska Government and the Brčko District of BiH Government.
Some of the proposed measures include increasing the transparency of the BiH Council of Ministers institutions, open public procurement data, budgeting for citizens and development of a web platform for online preparation of integrity plans in BiH institutions.
The session agreed that consultations with the public concerned and the proposed measures for each administrative level should be implemented by the end of September 2018 at the latest.
A multilateral initiative, the Open Government Partnership (OGP) is a global effort by multiple member states to improve the work of governments worldwide. As a member of the OGP global initiative, BiH is committed to respecting the principles of transparency, combatting corruption, empowering citizens and harnessing new technologies to make institutions in BiH more efficient and responsive to citizens.
Support to the work of the Advisory Council is provided by GIZ at the behest of the German Federal Government under the Programme for Strengthening Public Institutions.
Source: Public Administration Reform Coordinator’s Office, www.parco.gov.ba