On October 31 and November 1, over 1 000 delegates from civil society organizations (CSOs), businesses and governments from around the world are gathered in London for the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Annual Summit. This Summit is a unique opportunity to share the experiences of the delegates, reflect on the progress achieved, and identify the difficulties and the challenges they need to overcome to continue their work towards more open and transparent governments.
The Hivos Regional Office in Costa Rica is contributing to this aim with a video in which representatives of civil society talk about the progress of OGP commitments in Costa Rica and the work that still needs to be done.
“We have been through the whole process since Costa Rica joined the OGP, and so we wanted to create a product with all sectors that have participated in this initiative, and the Summit seemed the best place to share the experience of what’s happening here,” said Ana Sofía Ruíz, the Hivos Program Officer for Expression & Engagement.
One of the main challenges Costa Rica is facing is to ensure the continuity of Open Government beyond 2014. The Central American country will hold elections next February. Hivos, along with other civil society organizations, is pushing for topics such as transparency and accountability to be in the agendas of presidential candidates.
Watch the video on OGP’s progress and ambitions in Costa Rica