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2019-2021 UK National Action Plan for Open Government

28th May 2019 –

Updated 12 June 2019 Ministerial foreword Introduction Summary of commitments Commitment 1: Grants data Commitment 2: Public participation Commitment 3: Open policy making Commitment 4: Open contracting data Commitment 5: Natural resource transparency Commitment 6: Innovation in democracy programme Commitment 7: Effective knowledge sharing for sustainable OG policies and practices across public services in the…


Open Government in Scotland Action Plan 2018-2020

28th May 2019 –

Scotland’s Second National Action Plan as a member of the Open Government Partnership December 2018 This is a text-only version of the Action Plan. You can access the latest version of the plan, here: https://www.gov.scot/publications/scotlands-open-government-action-plan-2018-20/ Summary Today we are sharing Scotland’s Second Action Plan on Open Government. This has been produced in partnership by the…


How to make Feminist Open Government tangible – civil society reflections from the UK’s first FOGO workshop

4th April 2019 – News, Points of View, United Kingdom

In 2019, the Open Government Partnership (OGP) is focusing on gender and inclusion as key priorities. During Open Government Week, DCMS and Open Heroines gathered a group of civil society members, government officials, and private sector representatives to share ideas and discuss how to make the Feminist Open Government Initiative (FOGO) more specific and tangible.…


NI Open Government Network Blog – Where is my Good Friday Agreement?

26th February 2019 – Northern Ireland, Points of View

Written By Colm Burns I voted for the Good Friday Agreement (GFA) in May 1998 because I felt it was the right thing to do. I was 20 and not politically active, and hadn’t actually read the Agreement but I did grow up in North Belfast beside Girdwood Army Barracks. I remember the bombs and…


Participatory Budgeting in Wales: Lessons from the UK and Beyond (Webinar)

10th October 2018 –

On 27th September the Open Government Cymru network held a webinar on participatory budgeting. The webinar heard from four amazing speakers from Scotland, Portugal, Northern Ireland and Wales, who have all worked collaboratively with their local communities, local authorities and governments to help develop and deliver participatory budgeting (PB) projects that demonstrate the positive impact…


UK OGN Response to Public Consultation on draft Open Government Action Plan 2018-20

4th October 2018 –

This is a copy of the UK Open Government Civil Society Network response to the public consultation on the draft Open Government National Action Plan 2018-20. You can download a copy here: .PDF / .ODT October 2018 The document outlines the UK Open Government Civil Society Network (OGN) response to the public consultation on the…


Public Consultation on the draft of the UK National Action Plan for Open Government 2018 – 2020

5th September 2018 –

This consultation has now ended (Wednesday 3 October 2018). You can download and view the draft text with comments from the consultation, here:   .ODT file   .DOCX file Thank you to all contributors. Open government is the simple but powerful idea that governments and institutions work better for citizens when they are transparent, engaging and accountable.…


Margot James MP responds to OGN Steering Group letter about ministerial engagement on open government

15th August 2018 – News, United Kingdom

Margot James MP, the minister responsible for open government, has written to the Open Government Network, following a letter sent to Matt Hancock MP, the then Minister for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, on 9 July 2018 by the OGN Steering Committee, expressing serious concern over the lack of ministerial engagement with the current open…


The UK’s Third NAP Mid-Term Report: Events, Evolution and (Un)evenness

15th June 2018 – News, United Kingdom

Ben Worthy is the UK IRM and an academic at Birkbeck College, University of London. You can read the full IRM report here. You can also come along to hear Ben in conversation with his Australian equivalent in London on the 12th July.   This week my mid-term IRM report on the UK’s Third National…


UK OGN Manifesto 2018

1st June 2018 –

Contents 1. Introduction 2. Commitment areas 2a. Follow the money in government 2b. Law, participation and policy 2c. Strengthening accountability and anti-corruption efforts 2d. Building open data infrastructure for action 3. Annex 4. Endnotes 1. Introduction The UK is set to produce its fourth Open Government Action Plan that will run from mid-2018 to mid-2020,…