New Orleans Coalition on Open Governance (NOCOG) was a former coalition of differing groups in New Orleans founded at the urging of George Soros’ Open Society Network. The coalition was formed to support the re-building of the city after Hurricane Katrina and focused on economic and criminal justice funding and was involved in efforts to oppose rebuilding jails. The stated goal of the group was to promote transparency in the budgetary process of the city and raise public awareness and involvement.
New Orleans Coalition on Open Governance was formed in 2009 as a coalition of eight nonprofits after George Soros’ Open Society Institute agreed to fund a coalition in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.  NOCOG was formed with a stated purpose of openness and accountability by bringing diverse stakeholders into the political process by increasing public information and data. 
Initial coalition members included the Public Affairs Research Council, Puentes New Orleans, VAYLA (Vietnamese American Young Leaders Association), the Lens (a journalism group), Neighborhoods Partnership Network, Committee for a Better New Orleans, and the Public Law Center of Tulane/Loyola Law Schools. 
NOCOG identified and explained public officials’ positions on policies and provided plain language explanation of legislation, examined spending for perceived deficiencies or lack of openness, and helped the public became more actively involved in local government.  NOCOG offered training to understand the public policy making process and how to access information.  The coalition established a database website of all New Orleans’ boards, commissions, and public entities with links.  The main focus of efforts was on budgeting in the criminal justice system. 
After Hurricane Katrina, the Orleans Parish Prison (OPP) sustained flood damage.  The issue of prisoner capacity was mitigated due to a loss of population.  However, by 2008 crime numbers began to increase and the City Planning Commission proposed building a new jail to replace the flood-damaged facility using Federal Emergency Management Agency funds at no cost to the city.  This idea was opposed by the New Orleans Coalition on Open Governance, the Workers Center for Racial Justice, and the Orleans Parish Prison Reform Coalition. 
In 2012 when the city council was to vote on the new jail, NOCOG coalition member the Lens learned that the city was not in compliance on requiring all police input when deciding on the new facility.  The coalition members informed each other and put out word within each group to rally attendance and filled the city council meeting.  This canceled the project and resulted in police just issuing summons rather than making arrests at pre-Katrina levels and forced the jail to release nearly 10 percent of lower-risk inmates who could not post bail. 
A 2019 published interview with the former communications director for New Orleans Coalition on Open Governance stated the coalition had formally disbanded.  A 2013 Open Society board member agenda stated the organization was winding down support for municipal transparency work in New Orleans.  As of September 2022, NOCOG maintains a pared down website on select issues.