From the linked paper, Ireland and the OGP:"I intend to bring proposals to Government shortly for Ireland to participate in the global Open Government Partnership, reinforcing our commitment to progress in this area."
There is strong evidence that the Open Government agenda, comprising measures to secure greater openness, integrity, transparency and accountability of public administration by strengthening public governance, and the effectiveness of the state institutions, is an important determinant of an economy’s sustainable long‐term growth potential.........Thanks Andrew.
OGP membership would support the further development of a planned, structured and systematic approach to key Government reform priorities.
Successful participation will require public bodies to work in concert with one another to help deliver the full potential of the membership.
The requirements of OGP participation will be delivered within existing resources and would be expected to build initially on what the public sector is already committed to achieving under the Programme for Government consistent with the main themes of OGP
Ireland’s participation in the Open Government Partnership would be expected to provide an international dimension to many existing national efforts in openness and reform, and has a clear potential to contribute to Ireland’s economic recovery.