The Open Government Manifesto & the UK Open Government Action Plan – what’s in, what’s not & what’s new?
Back in October, the Open Government Network published our Open Government Manifesto – a crowdsourced collection of draft commitments for the UK’s 2016-18 Open Government Action Plan. So what’s in the action plan, what’s not & what’s new?
The table below shows how commitments from the action plan relate to proposals from the Open Government Manifesto. A rough-and-ready analysis shows that:
- Progress has been made towards ten of the OGN’s proposals. A few of these do not go as far as the OGN proposed, so we will continue to work with the government to strengthen them in this or future action plans.
- A further ten proposals are under discussion and we hope to see commitments made on them in the near future. The next opportunity for adding commitments will be the end of June, when we hope to see commitments from each of the devolved nations added as well.
- There are six proposals where there has not yet been progress towards commitments. The OGN will continue to challenge the government to make reforms in these areas.
- There are two proposals that the OGN itself has chosen to de-prioritise. Members of the OGN are seeking alternative routes to achieve the intended outcomes.
- There are four new commitments that were identified during the co-creation process with government.
Get involved in helping to champion, develop and implement these commitments by becoming a member of the Open Government Network: http://forum.opengovernment.org.uk/groups/opengovuk