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Dr Ben Worthy | Is the UK More open?

8th March 2024 – News, Points of View, United Kingdom

From one point of view, the UK has been through an openness revolution. We take all this data for granted in 2024 but it’s important to remember what a difference it makes. If you wanted to find out, it was quite difficult. To take a very basic measure of democracy, if you wanted to find…


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

31st October 2023 – event

  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…


Our Committee Members

4th September 2023 –

Alex Blandford Alex is Specialist in digital transformation and using qualitative research to help businesses focus on developing products that users want and need.You can see more on Alex on his Linkedin page.   Ben Worthy Ben is a senior lecturer in Politics at Birkbeck College, University of London. He has written extensively on issues…


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

19th July 2023 – event, Meeting notes, NAP5, NAP6, News, Scotland, Uncategorised, United Kingdom, Wales

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…


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

6th March 2023 – event, Meeting notes, News, Uncategorised, United Kingdom

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…


UK National Action Plan for Open Government 2024-2025

3rd November 2022 –

The below is as published on the UK government website here. Ministerial foreword Open government in the digital age is of vital importance to drive transparency, enhance accountability and enable informed decision making for the benefit of society. As the digital landscape continuously evolves, it is essential that we build a future where data increasingly…


About us

19th August 2020 –

We are a coalition of active citizens and civil society organisations, working across the UK,  committed to ensuring governments, at all levels, work with and for citizens. We believe that governments work better when they: release information about how they operate and spend money, make it easy for citizens to hold them to account, work…


COVID-19: What is the role of Open Government?

30th April 2020 – Northern Ireland, Points of View

From the Board of the Northern Ireland Open Government Network Part 1 – Transparency in a Time of Crisis What is the role of Open Government while we face an unprecedented crisis? The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our normal way of life; it is placing substantial strain on the fabric of government, public services and…


How much does the UK government give in grants?

19th September 2019 – News, United Kingdom

Originally published on 9 September 2019 on the 360Giving website, written by David Kane. Grants from government are a crucial part of the voluntary sector’s funding mix – but surprisingly, it’s very difficult to find out how much these grants are worth or where they go. NCVO’s latest UK Civil Society Almanac has a figure…


2019-21 UK Open Government National Action Plan: Northern Ireland Commitments

28th May 2019 –

Contents Introduction Commitment 1: Transparency in Government Contracting Commitment 2: Access to Government Land and Property Data –making available data relating to Government Land and Property assets Commitment 3: Open Data –Increase the number and quality of open datasets released Commitment 4: Improved Transparency and Public Accountability Commitment 5: Citizen Participation and Open Policy Making…