News 7th October 2015

UK’s Open Government Manifesto is built on collaboration – Dr Andy Williamson

by Josephine Suherman-Bailey

Josephine was a Policy Analyst at Involve. She worked on the Open Government Partnership and supported the coordination of the UK Open Government Partnership civil society network.

Dr Andy Williamson, who sits on the UK OGN Steering Group, blogs on the third NAP, collaboration and the tricky business of culture change

The UK is in the process of developing its third National Action Plan (NAP) as part of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), which comes with a strong civil society commitment and contribution. The UK has been a strong leader in the OGP process globally so it matters that we continue this strong commitment. And it matters that the ways in which we do this become increasingly open and collaborative: open government isn’t just about the data, it’s about setting the priorities, developing the policy and scrutinising the results as well.

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