Burma Transparent Governance Fact Sheet

The Government of Burma committed to working toward becoming a full member of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), a multilateral initiative that secures firm commitments from 57 participating governments on four core principles: 1) transparency; 2) civic participation; 3) anticorruption; and 4) using technology and innovation to make government more open, effective, and accountable.

To be an eligible OGP member, a potential candidate must:

  1. Publish the Executive’s Budget and Auditor General’s reports;
  2. Enact an access of information law;
  3. Enact a law requiring asset disclosure for publicly elected and appointed officials; and
  4. Obtain a sufficient score on the Economist Intelligence Unit Democracy Index’s for Civil Liberties sub-indicator.

Upon admission to the Open Government Partnership, each government must use a multi-stakeholder platform to develop a National Action Plan. Commitments in the National Action Plan may build on existing efforts, identify new steps to complete on-going reforms, or initiate action in an entirely new area.

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Sunday, November 18, 2012 - 10:30am