Open Government Partnership Reforms


Funding Opportunity ID: 325493
Opportunity Number: SFOP0006524
Opportunity Title: Open Government Partnership Reforms
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Other (see text field entitled “Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity” for clarification)
Category Explanation: Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance
CFDA Number(s): 19.500
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Eligible applicants include: – U.S. or foreign o non-profit organizations; and o public international organizations.
Agency Code: DOS-NEA-AC
Agency Name: Department of State
Assistance Coordination
Posted Date: Mar 16, 2020
Close Date: Apr 09, 2020
Last Updated Date: Mar 16, 2020
Award Ceiling: $1,500,000
Award Floor: $500,000
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Expected Number of Awards: 2
Description: MENA governments – especially in Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, and Tunisia – have undertaken important reform initiatives to modernize their public administrations and pass access to information laws. Several have applied to join the Open Government Partnership (OGP), an international initiative that aims to leverage capabilities of new technologies to strengthen participatory governance and fight corruption. Further actions are required to sustain this progress and implement open government principles that foster civil society collaboration with government. This project will assist governments in developing action plans to improve management and governance activities such as: budgeting, human resources management, regulatory practices, public integrity, public procurement, digital government, open government and data, risk management, and innovations. By focusing on public governance areas and creating inclusive economies and societies, this project will guide governments to benchmark their countries’ progress on public sector reforms at the national and regional levels, and to compare them against international standards. Additionally, it will create the first MENA long-term strategic partnership and governance network for policy dialogue and exchange of good practices. Finally, it will deliver ad hoc policy recommendations to advance public sector reform agendas in specific sectors at the national or regional level with a focus on policies pertaining to women and youth. Success will be measured on the basis of increased engagement between civil society, the private sector, and governments on open government initiatives; expanded utilization of information by civil society; the implementation of policies, initiatives, and laws; government participation with other international partners in the new OECD Observatory of Civic Space; and enhanced public perception of open governance.
Version: 2
Modification Comments: This modification removes reference to the OECD Observatory of Civic Space.

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