The Minister of Public Administration, Ms. Suzana Pribilović, received a letter from Mr. Sanjay Pradhan, Chief Executive Officer of the Open Government Partnership, stating that Montenegro has regained its active status in the Open Government Partnership initiative.

“It was with great pleasure that we received the news that the Government of Montenegro adopted a new Open Government Partnership Action Plan. Considering the adoption of the Action Plan 2018-2020, it is with great pleasure that we confirm that Montenegro has regained its active status in the OGP, effective as of 20 November 2018”, it is stated in the letter.

After the Government’s decision to be the coordinator of this process, the Ministry of Public Administration undertook the activities to prepare the new Action Plan within the Open Government Partnership initiative, in June 2018.

The operational and leading role in the drafting of the Action Plan was assumed by the new Operational Team consisting of the Government representatives at the level of top management and the advisors to the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, as well as five representatives of the NGO sector, and UNDP in Montenegro provided expert support in drafting the National Action Plan for the Open Government Partnership.

By participating in the OGP Initiative, we are focusing on 5 key commitments: improving public services, citizen participation, access to information – openness of state administration bodies, more efficient management of public resources and increased public integrity. Within these areas, the Action Plan will include the implementation of 23 activities in total.

Open Government Partnership (OGP) is a voluntary international initiative launched in 2011, promoting multilateral cooperation, supporting and assisting the development of openness, transparency and accountability of the administration through open cooperation of state administration representatives, primarily with civil society, and with other segments of the society in order to promote and increase transparency, fight corruption and actively involve and strengthen the participation of citizens and the civil sector in public policy-making. Montenegro joined the OGP on 13 February 2012, and signed the declaration on the open government as a participating country.

The Montenegrin Open Government Partnership portal provides all information on the implementation of this initiative in Montenegro.