Scotland's 2018-20 Open Government Action Plan has been published!

Thank you for submitting your ideas for how government could be done differently in Scotland. Suggestions have ranged from more participatory budgeting, more information on public finances and a greater understanding of how policy decisions are made. Your input is helping us to make open government the new normal in Scotland.

In June and July 2018 the Scottish Government and Open Government Network invited the public and civil society organisations to share their ideas that can help make government in Scotland work better for its people. Since then, civil society representatives on Scotland's Open Government Partnership Steering Group have worked with the Scottish Government to develop the plan. Scotland's 2018/20 Open Government Action Plan was published in December 2018.

Read the plan here

Latest updates

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The Windrush Scandal: the case for increasing BME participation in decision-making

20th March 2019 – No Comments

This commitment idea has been produced by Runnymede Trust. This action was part of the Open Government Pioneers Project. Check out more commitment ideas here. The Windrush Scandal of 2018 shocked the nation. British Subjects who had moved predominantly from…


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Data Transparency for Social Change

15th March 2019 – No Comments

This case study was written by Runnymede Trust as part of the Open Government Pioneers Project. Check out the other case studies here. If we hope to reduce ethnic inequalities then high quality data is essential. The government’s launch of…


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

26th February 2019 – No Comments

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…