Open Government Pioneers in England – ideas for reform

Open Government Case Studies

wbg logoWomen’s Budget Group

This podcast from Women’s Budget Group about open government and how it can be used to promote, advance and defend women’s rights. Listen to the Podcast here.



criminal justice alliance logoCriminal Justice Alliance

In this article, CJA look at the contentious issue of stop and search in policing, and reflects on how open government methods can help to enhance police-community relations in England and Wales. Read the article.



runnymede trust logoRunnymede Trust

In this article, Runnymede Trust explains how transparent and high-quality data at the local level is necessary if local ethnic inequalities are to be understood and addressed, and for the needs of BME communities to be better met and their life chances improved. Read the article.


Project 17

The article “No data, no recourse” by Project 17, a charity working to end destitution among migrant children, takes a look at how a lack of information limits access to local support for vulnerable families. Read the article.


user voice logoUser Voice

In this article, User Voice explains how their model of democratic participation has made prisoner rehabilitation programmes fairer, more effective and more efficient. Read the article.


If you would like to find out more, or add your own case study or commitment idea – contact Andreas Pavlou, UK OGN Coordinator.


You can receive regular updates about the work of, and get involved in, the Open Government Network by joining the Open Government Network Forum.


Find out more about the UK, Scotland, Wales and NI Open Government Networks.