In recent years, Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries have undertaken great efforts to design and implement public sector reforms inspired by the principles of open and innovative government. For instance, some countries from the region have started pioneering the move from the concept of Open Government toward that of Open State, by diffusing open government principles across all branches of power and levels of government. While progress has been important, a variety of challenges to the successful implementation of open government strategies and initiatives remain in both LAC and OECD countries. At the same time, countries in the region are increasingly moving towards the construction of digital governments. This implies, for instance, the design and delivery of public services that take advantage of technology and data, and focus on the needs and well-being of citizens.
In order to create a platform to provide the LAC region with the opportunity to engage in policy dialogue, knowledge transfer, and exchange of good practices in the areas of open government, public sector innovation and digital government, the OECD launched the Network on Open and Innovative Government in Latin America and the Caribbean in the framework of the OGP Global Summit in Mexico in 2015.
The objectives of the network
Activities of the network
Colombia and Brazil share Co-Chairmanship of the Network
Colombia and Brazil currently co-chair the Network and work towards advancing the dialogue and sharing of best practices across the participating countries.
The next meeting of the Network will take place in virtually on 17-24 November 2020.
Reports on Open Government
Reports on Digital Government