Tuesday's July 12 inaugural meeting was closed to the press save for the opening and closing remarks.
Criteria for being part of the Open Government Partnership (OGP)
Documents provided by the initiative establish four criteria for eligibility, based on a 16-point index wherein countries must meet a minimum membership threshold of 12 points. The criteria, judged by “an independent group of experts,” comprise the following categories:
a) Fiscal Transparency (2 points each for two budget documents)
b) Access to Information (4 points)
c) Disclosures Related to Elected or Senior Public Officials (4 points)
d) Citizen Engagement (4 points)
Is Brazil fit to co-chair the OGP?