. Consultation was not open to a broader array of CSOs.
What would your advice be for a new OGP member country- both for thegovernment and for the civil society actors.
My advice for new countries is to start by working closely with CSOs to
develop a consultation processthat works within the local context and that includes mechanisms to follow-up on the commitmentsincluded in the national action plan. Additionally, the process should ideally include clearly definedroles and responsibilities for each of the actors participating in both the consultation process and thefollow-up work.
Veronica Cretu, President “CMB” Training Center, Coordinator of the Working Group on E
-Governance/Open Government within the National Council for Participation
Describe the process
Moldova Action Plan on Open Government was elaborated in-house by E-Government Center duringDecember 2011
January 2012 and consulted with civil society representatives during January
March2012. E-Government Center coordinated the consultation process
with the World Bank’s Open
Innovation Fund initiative for Moldova. As part of this initiative, World Bank supported
that took place at its premises in Chisinau, and which facilitated the participation of about 100civil society representatives. The Good Governance project of Moldova Soros Foundation had also joinedefforts in consulting the Action Plan, thus, inviting key civil society leaders to a round table meeting atSoros Foundation. Involvement of
regional civil society organizations
was ensured through “Moldovacivil society strengthening program” of FHI 360.
Around 130 representatives of the civil society organizations took part in the consultation meetings onthe Open Government Action Plan. These were representatives of National Council for Participation,National NGO Council, think-tanks, and other national and local NGOs, that expressed their position vis-à-vis the actions proposed for implementation. Thus,
the team of E-Government Center received above80 comments/recommendations to the initial draft of the Action Plan
. Additionally, the AP receivedaround
25 comments and recommendations from international community
via LinkedIn and e-mail.