News 24th September 2015

UK’s 2013-15 Progress Report Published

by Tim Hughes

The Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) has released the UK’s second progress report covering the formation and first year of implementation of the second UK action plan.

Ben Worthy, an academic based at Birkbeck College, University of London carried out the research:

“The UK government wrote an ambitious action plan that involved civil society organisations closely in the process. The action plan contains a number of potentially transformative commitments, including a series of high profile international commitments on beneficial ownership, extractives, and international aid. Across the three OGP values, the UK action plan heavily emphasized access to information; the future action plan would benefit from focusing on vital issues such as surveillance and lobbying.”​

Read the report >>