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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…


Readout from the Pre Multi-stakeholder Forum meeting | 14th Dec 2022

5th January 2023

Aim of the meeting The aim of the meeting is to briefly take stock of progress on the current National Action Plan, discuss the challenges and opportunities in the future, and agree the way forward for the operation of the UK’s MSF. Attendees There were a total of 32 attendees, of which 22 were government…


November workshops to ‘reset’ UK Open Government Network.

1st November 2022

Two November workshops will seek to ‘reset’ the network that enables civil society to work with government on policy relating to transparent, participatory, inclusive, and accountable governance. Funded by the Open Government Partnership and delivered by the UK’s leading public participation charity Involve, the online workshops will determine the future direction and sustainability of the…


Northern Ireland’s Planning System Lacks Meaningful Transparency and Community Engagement: New Report Calls for Reforms in Favour of Public Interest

27th October 2022

Northern Ireland Open Government Network (NIOGN) launches the report ‘Open Local Government – Community engagement in local planning in Northern Ireland’. Through analysing two community consultation processes, one in Newry Mourne and Down District Council and one in Mid Ulster District Council, the report provides an insight into the lack of transparency of decision making…


Statement: Mini-Budget

23rd September 2022

“The Chancellor said ‘not all of this is going to happen overnight,’ but it appears it is going to happen in darkness.” In response to the Chancellor’s ‘fiscal event’ on Friday 23rd September, the Chair of the UK Open Government Network, Kevin Keith, said: “There was nothing ‘mini’ about this so-called ‘mini-budget.’ It was the…


UK warned it could be declared ‘inactive’ by Open Government Partnership.

25th August 2022

International ‘good government’ body reveals UK could be declared ‘inactive. Transparency and accountability plan fails for 3rd successive time. Civil society concern after public standards commitment rejected. The UK government has been warned it could join Malta, Malawi and El Salvador in being declared ‘inactive’ by a global good government body. This follows a third…


Help us shape a government that works for you!

28th July 2022

Join the Northern Ireland Open Government Network as it explains its vision for an open, transparent, and accountable government in its Annual General Meeting. When: Tuesday 9th August 12pm-1.30pm Where: Zoom – register here The Northern Ireland Open Government Network (NIOGN) is an alliance of individual citizens, activists and representatives of community and voluntary organisations.…