OGN Papers

Building Change Trust: Open Government Network NI External Evaluation Report, Peter Osborne and Derek Browne – April 2017

17th July 2017
The Northern Ireland Open Government Network (the OGN) has been one of the key initiatives of the Building Change Trust Creative Space for Civic Thinking programme. The Network links to wider open government initiatives through the UK and Ireland Open Government Action Plans. The OGN was established in November 2014 to provide a regional focus…
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NI Open Government Network – Letter to NI party leaders on commitment to open government at the General Election – May 2017

25th May 2017
Ahead of the General Election on 8th June 2017, the Chairperson of the NI Open Government Network, Colm Burns wrote to the main political parties asking them to commit to open government principles of transparency, participation and accountability.  
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Open Government Pioneers Project UK – application documentation for reference

4th May 2017
Presented here are the application documents sent to the Big Lottery Fund UK by core partners of the Open Government Pioneers UK Project. More up to date and more extensive information is available at the Project Wiki. So the information below is primarily useful if you want to scrutinise the project funding by Big Lottery Fund…
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Agenda For Pioneering Open Government – Common Weal (Scotland)

15th February 2017
A Common Weal contribution to the Open Government Programme November 2016 Author: Dr Ben Simmons is a writer and campaigner for Open Government and Basic Income in Scotland. This short paper is drawn from Common Weal’s previous policy work, from the citizen participation sessions that we held and from an online consultation process organised via…
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NI Open Government Network – Letter to NI party leaders on donor transparency – January 2017

24th January 2017
The NI Open Government has written an open letter to the leaders of the NI Political Parties asking for their commitment to transparency on political party donations. The letter is reproduced below; and the responses we receive will also be published below.  
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OGN submission: Role of ACoBA and Independent Adviser on Ministers’ Interests

19th September 2016
This response was submitted on 16th September 2016 on behalf of the Open Government Network to the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee’s inquiry on the role and effectiveness of ACoBA and Independent Adviser on Ministers’ Interests. Introduction OGN welcomes the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (PACAC) inquiry on the role of the Advisory Committee on…
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NI Open Government Network – Written Briefing for NI Assembly Committee for the Office of the First and Deputy First Minister – January 2016

18th August 2016
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OGN letter: Letter to welcome Ben Gummer as Minister for the Cabinet Office

16th August 2016
On 10 August 2016, the UK Open Government Network steering group wrote to Ben Gummer, the new Minister for the Cabinet Office, to welcome him to post and set out how the OGN wishes to work with him to progress the open government agenda.  Read and download the text of the letter below. UPDATE 21/10/16: The Minister’s response…
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OGN submission: Consultation on moving Land Registry operations to the private sector

26th May 2016
This response was submitted on 26th May 2016 by the UK Open Government Network to the government’s consultation on moving Land Registry operations to the private sector The UK Open Government Civil Society Network (OGN) is a coalition of active citizens and civil society organisations committed to making government work better for people through increased transparency,…
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OGN submission: Make company ownership transparent

4th April 2016
Submission to the government’s consultation on ‘Enhancing transparency of beneficial ownership information of foreign companies’. All companies that own property or participate in public contracts should disclose as open data who controls and benefits from their business decisions. Corruption thrives under conditions of secrecy.  When corrupt individuals and other criminals obtain illicit funds, they seek out ways…
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