News 1st August 2014

Can we crowdsource an open government manifesto?

by Tim Hughes

The experience of other Open Government Partnership countries demonstrates that elections can be a make or break moment for the progression of open government reforms. With that in mind, we’re exploring ways to ensure that the UK General Election in May 2015 results in more, not less, momentum for the open government movement.

We think a good way of achieving this, while simultaneously broadening the open government conversation in the UK, would be to crowdsource an open government manifesto.┬áHere’s our first draft of a plan for how we might go about doing that, which we’d be grateful for any ideas on.

Tim Hughes, Open Government Programme Manager, Involve