Blog do Grupo de Pesquisa Politeia - Coprodução do Bem Público: Accountability e Gestão, da Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina, Centro de Ciências da Administração e Socioeconômicas - UDESC/ESAG.
The Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) is seeking individuals to carry out research at the subnational level in a variety of countries to assess progress on implementation of their OGP Subnational Action Plans.
The OGP is a multilateral initiative that aims to secure concrete commitments from governments to promote transparency, empower citizens, promote public accountability, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance. OGP has recently launched a new pilot program to involve subnational governments in the initiative. The pilot program aims to discover, promote, and foster commitments from different levels of government, where many citizens are directly accessing services and information and taking part in decisions.
Subnational governments participating in the pilot program are to deliver a one year action plan developed with public consultation, and commit to independent reporting on their progress through the OGP Independent Reporting Mechanism.
The IRM works primarily by disseminating independent assessment reports for each OGP participating government. Each subnational progress report will assess the development and implementation of action plans, and will provide technical recommendations.
Candidates from the following states/provinces/cities or with significant track records of expertise in these areas are invited to apply:
Third-party nominations may also be made through the same address. Please confirm with nominees their availability and willingness to participate prior to submission of their name. Where possible, please include their contact information as well.
Local researchers for the IRM will be approved by the Independent Experts Panel and IRM program staff, with an opportunity for comment and input by the respective subnational governments and civil society focal points, where applicable. Each applicant will be weighed against the set of criteria listed above, based on interviews, review of prior work, and references.
There is a strong preference for nationals of the country and residents of the given subnational unit to be evaluated and for those with experience relevant to action plans.
Because of the volume of applications, we will not be able to respond to every applicant. We thank applicants in advance for their expressions of interest.