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What does Welsh civil society want from the next Open Government Action Plan?

2nd August 2018

Civil society manifesto  If you could get Welsh Government to do one thing to be more transparent or engaging, what would it be? This was the premise of an online consultation we ran to engage civil society on their suggestions for the next Welsh Open Government Action Plan. Following some great ideas online we’ve put…


Niamh Webster: Update on action plan development this summer – get involved!

11th July 2018

Update on action plan development this summer – get involved! A number of small events have been held to crowdsource ideas for Scotland’s second Open Government Action Plan, and we’ve got more lined up to continue this engagement. We’re trying to reach out to different networks and people across Scotland. We are working with civil…



Scotland Independent Review Report 2017 – For Public Comment

25th June 2018

In 2018, the Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) published its assessment report for Scotland’s first action plan, prepared by the independent researcher, Andy McDevitt. It covers the full action plan implementation period of January 2017 through December 2017. The IRM findings are summarized as follows: Scotland showed strong institutional participation during co creation and implementation of…


Openness in Wales: The Open Government Partnership

20th June 2018

You can read the full IRM report here. You can also come along to hear Ben in conversation with his Australian equivalent in London on the 12th July. This week my IRM report on the UK’s Third National Action Plan was published, covering the UK’s progress up until the end of last year. So where…


The UK needs ambitious open government commitments for challenging times – Tim Hughes

19th June 2018

Tim Hughes – is Director of Involve, which coordinates the Open Government Civil Society Network. He was the co-chair of the second meeting of the Open Government Multi Stakeholder Forum. The Open Government Partnership has helped achieve some transformative reforms in the UK over the past six years. Among them are ensuring beneficial ownership transparency,…


Have your say on the Wales Open Government Action Plan

18th June 2018

Do you have an idea for how government could be done differently in Wales? How it can be more accountable and transparent and work more effectively with people across the country? If yes, we want to hear your suggestions for the next Wales Open Government Action Plan 2018-2020. From Monday 18th June, you will be…


The UK’s Third NAP Mid-Term Report: Events, Evolution and (Un)evenness

15th June 2018

Ben Worthy is the UK IRM and an academic at Birkbeck College, University of London. You can read the full IRM report here. You can also come along to hear Ben in conversation with his Australian equivalent in London on the 12th July.   This week my mid-term IRM report on the UK’s Third National…

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