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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 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:…


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…


Civil society urged to join groups on government transparency.

29th April 2021

“THIS IS AN OPEN GOVERNMENT EMERGENCY” Civil society urged to join groups on government transparency. For immediate release – 29th April 2021 Representatives from civil society are being urged to sign up for a series of workshops beginning on Wednesday May 5th to make the government more accountable, transparent and participatory. The nine workshops, organised…


OGP Now Recruiting Six Prominent Members of Civil Society to Join its Steering Committee

8th December 2015

The Open Government Partnership has announced that it will be recruiting six new members of civil society to join its steering committee: As the Open Government Partnership (OGP) enters its fifth year, the international initiative seeks six new civil society steering committee members. This is a unique opportunity for talented and committed civil society leaders…


FOI Commission publishes call for evidence responses

8th December 2015

The Commission on Freedom of Information has published the responses to its call for evidence: Call for evidence responses from organisations: A to C [PDF, 1.61MB, 181 pages] Call for evidence responses from organisations: D to L [PDF, 1.32MB, 155 pages] Call for evidence responses from organisations: M to P [PDF, 1.37MB, 160 pages] Call for evidence responses from organisations: R to Z [PDF, 1.52MB, 142 pages]…


Commission on Freedom of Information publishes meeting notes & background papers

4th December 2015

The Commission has published minutes of meetings that its chair, Lord Burns, has held with external stakeholders and two background papers on the development and passage of the FOI Bill and international comparisons. Freedom of Information Bill: development and passage Freedom of information: international comparisons Independent Commission on Freedom of Information: external stakeholders meetings Visit…


Report from the 2015 OGP Global Summit: OpenTheGovernment.org hosts a workshop on civil society experiences | OpenTheGovernment.org

29th October 2015

On Tuesday I was fortunate to moderate an in depth discussion, convened by OpenTheGovernment.org, to share practice on how civil society can best work together and with government on the OGP. Below is OpenTheGovernment.org’s summary of the workshop. I’ll be posting some of my own thoughts here shortly. On October 27, 2015, OpenTheGovernment.org hosted a workshop on…


OGPx – Going Local for Global Impact | Open Government Partnership

28th October 2015

A particular focus for a number of us who have made the trip over to Mexico City for the OGP Global Summit is how the OGP can be deepened to involve subnational governments and civil society. Indeed, tomorrow we’re hosting a session on “Taking OGP Subnational”, with participants including Colm Burns (Chair of the Northern…