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Meeting of the civil society network | 16 May

10th May 2013

What: Meeting of civil society network When: 16 May, 1200 t0 1500 Where: The Open Data Institute On the afternoon of 16 May, members of the OGP civil society network will be meeting to discuss progress so far with the development of the draft action plan (still to be published by the Government) and the…


UK 2011 Action Plan self assessment: Submission from the civil society network

15th April 2013

The UK OGP civil society network today submitted the following to the Government’s consultation on its self assessment against the UK’s 2011 open government action plan: To whom it concerns, Over the past few months civil society organisations that form part of the UK OGP Civil Society Network have been working with Cabinet Office colleagues…


Consulting on the Self Assessment

2nd April 2013

As part of the Open Government Partnership process each country must carry out a self-assessment against it’s National Action Plan, ahead of the independent review mechanism providing a view on that plan. The UK Government has now produced it’s self-assessment, and it is available linked below for comments. As the team from Cabinet Office explain:…


Quick update on progress

18th March 2013

Over the past couple of weeks, through meetings at the Open Data Institute and collaboration online, we’ve been developing a narrative that links the open government commitments we’ve been discussing over the past five months, and presents a vision of open government driving both prosperity and democratic renewal. This draft interim plan includes commitments on…


Developing a narrative for the action plan

26th February 2013

Where: The Open Data Institute When: 15 February 2013 Introduction On Thursday, 15 February, the UK Open Government Partnership civil society network and Cabinet Office Transparency team met to discuss a narrative for the UK’s open government action plan. A number of working groups are currently working on developing particular commitments for the action plan,…


Towards an overarching narrative on open government | Graham Gordon, Tearfund

12th February 2013

Open government – based on transparency, participation and responsiveness – is needed to enable greater accountability and better use of resources for development. This has already been recognised in the UK Government’s Co-chair vision for the OGP, which has as its first objective to ‘Show that transparency and participation drive economic growth, well-being and prosperity through…


National Action Plan priority: Moving forward the global agenda on openness and transparency

28th January 2013

Where: The Open Data Institute When: 24 January 2013 Introduction On 15 November, members of the Cabinet Office Transparency Team and the civil society network met to scope out the areas of the UK’s next open government National Action Plan. Four areas were identified based on the UK Government’s priorities and the civil society network’s…


The global agenda

21st January 2013

This Thursday (24 January), the UK OGP civil society network and Cabinet Office Transparency Team will be holding the fourth and final session in the series on the content of the UK’s next open government National Action Plan. The session will take place at the Open Data Institute and will be on the priority area of: “Moving forward the global…


National Action Plan priority: Anti-corruption

11th January 2013

Where: The Open Data Institute When: 10 January 2013 Introduction On 15 November, members of the Cabinet Office Transparency Team and the civil society network met to scope out the areas of the UK’s next open government National Action Plan. Four areas were identified based on the UK Government’s priorities and the civil society network’s…


Prime Minister’s letter to G8 leaders

10th January 2013

The Prime Minister has recently written to G8 leaders on his plans for the G8 Presidency. His letter references several initiatives and policies relevant to the work of the UK Open Government Partnership and, significantly, signals a change in position on the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative. Here is the full text taken from GOV.UK: “As the…