Trinidad and Tobago Join OGP as 53rd Member

5 March 2012

Trinidad and Tobago is the 53rd country to join the Open Government Partnership.

A Feb. 22 letter  from Minister of Foreign Affairs and Communication Surujrattan Rambachan indicating a desire to join was added to the OGP website March 3.

With the latest addition, almost two-thirds of all 79 eligible countries have joined the multilateral effort in which government voluntarily commit to improve government transparency in multiple ways.  OGP eligibility is determined by a scoring system that evaluates government openness based on factors: fiscal transparency, access to information, financial disclosure by public officials, and openness in policymaking.

Below is a list of countries that are eligible, who which have yet to join.

AUSTRALIA

AUSTRIA

BELGIUM

BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA

ECUADOR

FINLAND

FRANCE

GERMANY

HUNGARY

ICELAND

INDIA

IRELAND

JAMAICA

JAPAN

LUXEMBOURG

NEPAL

NEW ZEALAND

NICARAGUA

PAKISTAN

POLAND

PORTUGAL

RUSSIA

SLOVENIA

SWITZERLAND

THAILAND

UGANDA

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