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Anti-corruption, aid transparency, and public procurement headline UK’s 6th open government plan.

18th December 2023

Civil society leaders have today [18/12/23] welcomed the publication of the UK’s 6th National Action Plan (NAP) for Open Government, but stressed ‘more must be done.’ The biennial plan seeks to make the government more ‘open’ by increasing transparency, accountability and public participation in policy-making. It was created jointly by the government and civil society…


UK Multi-Stakeholder Forum Read-out – 18th October 2023

24th November 2023

The Multi-Stakeholder Forum is a regular meeting which takes place between between government and civil society. It leads the open government process within a country. The read out (produced by government) is below and the accompanying slide deck can be downloaded here. Aim of the meeting The aim of this Multi-Stakeholder Forum (MSF) was to…


UK Multi-Stakeholder Forum Read-out – 22nd June 2023

19th July 2023

The Multi-Stakeholder Forum is a regular meeting which takes place between between government and civil society. It leads the open government process within a country. The read out (produced by government) is below and the accompanying slide deck can be downloaded here. Aim of the meeting  The aim of this Multi-Stakeholder Forum (MSF) was to…


UK OGN statement: Boris Johnson MP / Committee of Privileges report

15th June 2023

On 21 April 2022, the House of Commons passed a motion tabled by the leader of the Labour Party, calling for the then prime minister, Boris Johnson, to be investigated by the Commons Privileges Committee for having potentially misled parliament over ‘partygate’ allegations. On 9 June 2023, after receiving a draft of the committee’s final…


READ OUT – APRIL MULTI-STAKEHOLDER FORUM

26th May 2023

The Multi-Stakeholder Forum is a regular meeting which takes place between between government and civil society. It leads the open government process within a country. The read out (produced by government) is below and the accompany slide deck can be downloaded here. UK Multi-Stakeholder Forum | Thursday 27th April 2023  Read-out for publication  Aim of…


‘BOLD’ IDEAS WANTED FOR PLAN TO IMPROVE ‘OPEN’ GOVERNMENT

12th May 2023

NOTE: THE DEADLINE FOR THIS HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 11/06/23 Civil society leaders have today called for ‘bold and ambitious’ ideas from their counterparts to feed into the next UK National Action Plan (NAP) for Open Government. It is the 6th version of the biennial NAP which seeks to make the government more ‘open’ by…


UK 5th National Action Plan 2021-2023 | April Update Published

28th April 2023

The April update to the UK’s fifth National Action Plan for Open Government (2021 – 2023) has been published and is available to download here. It contains updates on: Commitment 1: Open contracting Commitment 2: Open justice Commitment 3: Algorithmic transparency and accountability Commitment 4: Health Commitment 5: Anti-corruption and international illicit finance Commitment 6:…


Timeline for the UK’s 6th Open Government plan unveiled

28th April 2023

A month-long call for ideas for the UK’s 6th National Action Plan plan for Open Government will begin on May 12th, as part of the global Open Gov Week event. The plan, put together by civil society and government, seeks to improve governance and is a mandatory part of the UK’s membership of the Open…


Open Gov Week | 8-12th May

19th March 2023

For a week in May, reformers in and outside of government will come together to think of solutions to their most pressing problems. Over the past five years there have been more than 1,600 events in over 60 countries, from public debates and assemblies, to hackathons, webinars and even parades that have led to strong…


Read out from the UK Multi-Stakeholder Forum | Wednesday 18th January 2023

6th March 2023

UK Multi-Stakeholder Forum Read-out for publication Wednesday 18th January 2023 Aim of the meeting The aim of this Multi-Stakeholder Forum (MSF) was to discuss lessons learnt from the past to shape future planning, and to discuss plans for future MSFs and the co-creation process for the Sixth National Action Plan on Open Government (NAP6). This…