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

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[Press Release] Brexit delays: Government challenged by civil society groups after ministers miss deadline to outline transparency commitments

12th February 2019 – No Comments

Press release under embargo until 00:01 Tuesday 12th February 2019 The letter is available here (pdf). Andreas Pavlou is available for comment on 07943669435 or 020 3745 4334   Leading civil society organisations working in open government (1) have written…


Results from the 2019 OGN Steering Committee Election

6th February 2019 – No Comments

The results are in! We received 27 completed ballot papers. Following the count, the results of the 2019 election for Steering Committee members is as follows (in order of points): MICHELLE BROOK – 187pts (reselected) GAVIN FREEGUARD – 165pts (reselected)…


Welsh Government publish their self assessment of the third national action plan

25th January 2019 – No Comments

As part of their commitment to open government, all participating governments have to publish an assessment of how they’ve performed at the end of each term. The Welsh Government have just published their self assessment of how they’ve done on…

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