Paris - Minister of Urbanism and Town Planning, Driss Merroun, presented, on Wednesday in Paris, the official letters of Morocco to join the Open Government Partnership (OGP).
Paris – Minister of Urbanism and Town Planning, Driss Merroun, presented, on Wednesday in Paris, the official letters of Morocco to join the Open Government Partnership (OGP).
The minister, who is leading a large Moroccan delegation to the Summit of the OGP initiative, held on December 7-9 in the French capital, told MAP that this accession would constitute a support for the ongoing reforms and is likely to consolidate Morocco’s image with its partners and throughout the world.
To strengthen its chances of joining the OGP, Morocco has produced a detailed report with recommendations on strengthening good governance, ethics and the fight against corruption, transparency of the budget, access to information and citizen participation in public policy-making, he said, noting that a steering and monitoring committee had been set up for this purpose.
The Open Government Partnership is a multilateral initiative that aims to secure concrete commitments from governments to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance.
It formally launched on September 20, 2011, when the 8 founding governments (Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Norway, the Philippines, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States) endorsed the Open Government Declaration, and announced their country action plans. Since 2011, OGP has welcomed the commitment of 62 additional governments to join the Partnership.