Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) becomes an OGP Local member

Today, April 16th, we learned that the Greater Manchester Combined Authority has been accepted as an Open Government Partnership (OGP) Local jurisdiction. The GMCA is among a cohort of 54 others from across the globe.

Selected from 138 applicants, the GMCA is joining fellow OGP Local jurisdictions such as Buenos Aires, Nairobi, New York City, Seoul and Glasgow, as well as Northern Ireland and Scotland from the UK.

The Open Government Partnership is a movement of 75 countries including the UK and over 155 OGP Local jurisdictions that commit to co-creating an open government action plan every two years. This action plan outlines concrete commitments to enhance transparency, accountability, and public participation in local government policymaking.

As an existing Open Government Network Steering Committee Member, Open Data Manchester will be supporting the GMCA in taking this step, and offering formal support as a civil society organisation based in Manchester.

We look forward to working with the GMCA to help them craft meaningful commitments that will shape their action plan in the period ahead and improve their approach to open government.