UK Open Gov

The UK Open Government Network (OGN) is a coalition of active citizens and civil society organisations committed to making government work better for people through increased transparency, participation and accountability. The OGN mobilises and coordinates civil society to effectively advocate for open government reforms, and works with government to identify, develop and implements the UK’s commitments under the global Open Government Partnership.


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…
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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…
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Key Takeaways from the Open Government Partnership’s 2023 Global Summit in Tallin, Estonia

31st October 2023
  I‘ve been providing support to the UK Open Government Network for almost half a year now. And yet, such is the breadth of open government, that I still feel like a relative newcomer. Attending the Open Government Partnership (OGP)’s 2023 Global Summit changed this, so I’m keen to share what I discovered. The summit…
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UK OpenGov Meetup | Thursday 3rd Aug @ 1200 – 1300

19th July 2023
Almost 100 ideas were submitted for the UK’s next National Action Plan for Open Government on everything from anti-corruption to artificial intelligence. The plan seeks to make the government more ‘open’ by increasing the transparency, accountability, and the involvement of the people they serve. So what happens next? Which areas have been prioritised? How and…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Institute for Government, Engage Britain, Open Data Institute join leading voice for open government. 

18th May 2023
Representatives from the Institute of Government, Engage Britain, Open Data Institute, and Women’s Equality Wales, are amongst an unprecedented intake to the UK’s leading civil society voice for open government. The nine appointments (listed below) to the UK Open Government Network (UK OGN) steering committee will join representatives from equivalent networks in Scotland, Northern Ireland…
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‘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…
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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:…
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