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

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Joint Letter to the UK Prime Minister

11th July 2024 – No Comments

  The Rt Hon. Keir Starmer MP Prime Minister and Leader of the Labour Party Sent by email   9th July 2024 Dear Prime Minister Re: Open government can rebuild trust, support reforms, and drive efficiency. Our heartfelt congratulations on…


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BLOG | Dear next government, there is one way to rebuild trust… and it already exists | Kevin Keith

14th June 2024 – No Comments

But the real question may be whether politicians trust us. In the first episode of Yes Minister in 1980, newly appointed Minister Jim Hacker sought to introduce a policy of Open Government to ‘take the nation into our confidence.’  He…


Blog: Nordic+ Scotland meet-up

16th May 2024 – No Comments

The Nordic+ group of OGP members is a network of government and civil society reformers which formed in acknowledgment of our shared experiences of life in similar societies, economies and climate. Relatively privileged in a global context we nevertheless have…