Scotland's 2018-20 Open Government Action Plan has been published!

Thank you for submitting your ideas for how government could be done differently in Scotland. Suggestions have ranged from more participatory budgeting, more information on public finances and a greater understanding of how policy decisions are made. Your input is helping us to make open government the new normal in Scotland.

In June and July 2018 the Scottish Government and Open Government Network invited the public and civil society organisations to share their ideas that can help make government in Scotland work better for its people. Since then, civil society representatives on Scotland's Open Government Partnership Steering Group have worked with the Scottish Government to develop the plan. Scotland's 2018/20 Open Government Action Plan was published in December 2018.

Read the plan here

Latest updates

Read out from the UK Multi-Stakeholder Forum | Wednesday 24th January 2024

16th April 2024 – No Comments

Multi-stakeholder Forum Read-out Wednesday 24th January 2024 Aim of the meeting The aim of this Multi-Stakeholder Forum (MSF) was to review the monitoring and implementation of the Fifth National Action Plan for Open Government (NAP5) and co-creation of the Sixth…


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Tim Davies | Exploring future UK open government actions on digital governance (Nairobi workshop)

28th March 2024 – No Comments

I recently attended a workshop on governing new and emerging digital technologies, organised by the Open Government Partnership, in Nairobi, Kenya.  Over the first 1.5 days we had the great privilege to hear from civil society and government presenters from…


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Dr Ben Worthy | Is the UK More open?

8th March 2024 – No Comments

From one point of view, the UK has been through an openness revolution. We take all this data for granted in 2024 but it’s important to remember what a difference it makes. If you wanted to find out, it was…