OGP Announces Reviewers for 39 National Action Plans

5 September 2013

The Open Government Partnership has announced the names of a new group of researchers who will examine the fulfillment of the action plans of 39 countries.

While releasing the names on the OGP blog, an OGP official declined to disclose any information besides the names of the selected reviewers to FreedomInfo.org, citing OGP capacity issues and privacy concerns.

The reviewers selected will examine the action plans of the 39 “cohort 2” countries that joined the OGP in Brasilia in 2012. Reports by reviewrs of the first eight countries to join the OGP are expected out soon.

“Over 280 applications were submitted from candidates with a wide range of public policy experience in governance, transparency, accountability, and other relevant fields,” according to the announcement. It also said:

Researchers were chosen according to the criteria in the call for applications and vetted by the International Experts Panel (IEP), the IRM’s guiding body. Country governments had the opportunity to raise issues of conflict of interest and provide more information on the researcher, although the final decision remained with the IEP.

Orientation workshops are scheduled for the second and third week of September after which the reporting process will be officially launched. Public-facing draft reports are due early next year in order to feed into new country action plans.

The List of 39

The list of country researchers can be found below:

Albania: Gjergji Vurmo

Armenia: Artak Kyurumyan

Azerbaijan: Kenan Aslanli

Bulgaria: Lyudmila Georgieva

Canada: Mary Francoli

Chile: Andrea Sanhueza

Colombia: Gory Suarez

Croatia: Aida Bagi?

Czech Republic: Advokátní kancelá? Šikola a partne?i, s.r.o.,  Pavel ?erny lead researcher

Denmark: Mads Eberholst & Brigitte Alfter

Dominican Republic: Carlos E. Pimentel F.

El Salvador: Asociación Iniciativa Social para la Democracia, Jose Ramon Villalta

lead researcher

Estonia: Hille Hinsberg

Georgia: Transparency International Georgia, Lasha Gogidze lead researcher

Greece: Athanasios Priftis

Guatemala: Congreso Transparente (multiple researchers)

Honduras: Lester Ramírez Irías

Israel: Guy Dayan & Roy Peled

Italy: Andrea Menapace

Jordan: Al-Hayat Center for Civil Society Development, Mai E’liemat & Amer Bani Amer lead researchers

Kenya: Geoffrey Njeru

Latvia: Zinta Miezaine

Macedonia: Neda Korunovska

Moldova: Eduard Mihalas

Montenegro: Vanja Calovic

Netherlands: Stichting Saxion, Frans Jorna lead researcher

Peru: Javier Casas

Romania: Codru Vrabie

Slovakia: Matej Kurian

Republic of Korea: Geoffrey Cain

Spain: César Nicandro Cruz-Rubio

Sweden: Alina Östling

Tanzania: Ngunga Tepani

Ukraine: Transparency International Ukraine, Oleksii Khmara lead researcher

Uruguay: Instituto de Comunicación y Desarrollo, Anabel Cruz & Analia Bettoni lead researchers


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