Open Government Partnership

Open Government Partnership is a voluntary international initiative launched in 2011, which promotes multilateral cooperation, supports and promotes openness, transparency and accountability of the administration through open cooperation between representatives of the state administration and civil society, as well as with other segments of society in order to promote and increase transparency, combating corruption and active involvement of citizens and the civil sector in the creation of public policies. Montenegro joined the OGP on February 13, 2012, and signed the Open Government Partnership Declaration as a participating country.

"We will continue with the public administration reform, in order to be more rational, more efficient and provide quality services for the citizens and the businesses. This means - strengthening the rule of law, transparency and accountability in the public sector as a service to citizens.”

Duško Marković, Prime Minister of Montenegro, November 28, 2016

This portal was created with the support of UNDP in Montenegro.

During the process of drafting the National Action Plan, the Operating Team had the support of UNDP experts, who, with their additional suggestions contributed to the quality of this document and its connection with the goals of the United Nations and sustainable development.

"Real democracy can only exist if citizens too feel and recognize themselves as responsible and participate in the process of adopting public policies, but also in the process of their implementation and evaluation of the results and the impact of policies on their everyday life."

Suzana Pribilović, Minister of Public Administration

Within the framework of the OGP Initiative, Montenegro additionally makes efforts to improve the transparency of the work of the public administration through concrete measures and achievable goals, and involve citizens in the policy making cycle. In the next period, we will focus on the five key commitments in the OGP Initiative:

Improving public services
Citizens participation
Increase of public integrity
More efficient public resource management
Access to information

If you have any questions, suggestions or ideas regarding the Open Government Partnership in Montenegro, please feel free to contact us.

On behalf of the state of Montenegro, the Open Government Partnership is managed by the Ministry of Public Administration.