What is the Open Government Partnership | Building Change Trust

17th April 2014

From the Building Change Trust blog: “In May, the Building Change Trust is hosting a seminar on the potential implementation of the Open Government Partnership in Northern Ireland. What would this mean for the local Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector? We answer your questions.” Visit the site

Meeting Note: Planning the implementation of the National Action Plan | 26 Feb 2014

5th March 2014

On 26 February 2014, members of the UK OGP civil society network met with Cabinet Office officials to discuss the implementation phase of the National Action Plan. The purpose of the meeting was to: Update the network on progress to date Run through the proposed implementation plan Determine roles and responsibilities for the next phase…

PASC calls for further evidence on statistics and open data

13th November 2013

Press Release from the Public Administration Select Committee: PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION SELECT COMMITTEE  Select Committee  Announcement For immediate Release: 13 November 2013 PASC CALLS FOR FURTHER EVIDENCE ON STATISTICS AND OPEN DATA The Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) is conducting an inquiry into statistics and open data in Government, with a focus on the progress of…

Publication of the UK’s second Open Government Partnership National Action Plan

5th November 2013

At last week’s Open Government Partnership (OGP) Summit, the UK published its second OGP National Action Plan. This marked the culmination of a year’s worth of hard work by government officials and civil society network members to develop, scrutinise and reach compromise on the commitments to be included in the plan. The final result can be…

Open letter to the Prime Minister

8th October 2013

Today (8 October 2013), civil society organisations from the UK OGP civil society network sent the following open letter to the Prime Minister calling on him to announce a series of ambitious commitments towards greater openness: Rt Hon David Cameron MP 10 Downing Street London SW1A 2AA   Cc: The Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP…

UK Government launches BETA of new tool for interrogating government spending

31st July 2013

The UK Government has just launched a BETA version of a new tool for interrogating government spending called GIST – Government Interrogating Spending Tool: A press release by the Cabinet Office states that: A powerful new online tool which presents taxpayers with an unprecedented view of how their money is spent was launched today by Cabinet Office Minister…

Pre-register for the OGP London Summit

31st July 2013

The Open Government Partnership has just launched a pre-registration page for the OGP Summit being held in London on 31 October and 1 November 2013. For more information and to register, follow this link:

Public views on open data: Sciencewise social intelligence report

18th July 2013

Sciencewise-ERC – the UK’s national centre for public dialogue in policy making involving science and technology issues – has published a review of public views on the topic of open data over the past five years, available here: Here’s the executive summary: The report provides an analysis of key messages and trends; and gives an overview of possible…