Open government is the simple but powerful idea that governments and institutions work better for citizens when they are transparent, engaging and accountable.
The Open Government Partnership (OGP), of which the UK is a founding member, brings together government reformers and civil society leaders to create action plans that make governments more inclusive, responsive and accountable.
Every two years, each member nation of the OGP creates a National Action Plan setting out specific commitments to transparency, civic participation and public accountability.
The UK National Action Plan sets out a shared set of ambitions held by government and UK civil society in the pursuit of open government reform in the UK. They list specific commitments, milestones and timelines by which we can monitor progress and better enable civil society and citizens to hold Government to account.
This consultation document represents the culmination of the co-creation process between government and civil society so far, and sets out a set of early draft commitments for further comment.
More background information can be found in the document for consultation. You can also contact the OGN coordinator.
This consultation is an important stage in the development process through which to strengthen the plan. Constructive external challenge is vital to this. We are grateful for your time in reviewing this document and sharing your feedback.
The consultation will be open from 5th September until 3rd October 2018, after which it will no longer be possible to comment on the document.