TEMPO.CO, London - Indonesian Vice President Boediono officially took over the lead as chair of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) or from British Prime Minister David Cameron yesterday.
"The United Kingdom has shown extraordinary leadership during this partnership," said Boediono. "Indonesia will be the leader next."
Since its establishment in 2011, the UK and Indonesia headed this partnership together with the UK as the lead chairman and Indonesia as co-chairman. Beginning this year up until the next two years, it will be Indonesia’s turn to take on the leadership role with Mexico as its co-chairman.
The OGP was launched in 2011 to provide an international platform for domestic reformers committed to making their governments more open, accountable and responsive to citizens, as cited from OGP's website. Since then, OGP has grown from 8 countries to 61 participating countries indicated below. In all of these countries, government and civil society are working together to develop and implement ambitous open government reforms.
Indonesia was one of the eight founding countries of the OGP in 2011, alongside Brazil, Mexico, Norway, South Africa, the Philippines, the UK and the United States.
YOS RIZAL (LONDON)