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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…


OGN publishes Open Government Manifesto 2018

1st June 2018

Today, the UK Open Government Civil Society Network (OGN) has published its Open Government Civil Society Manifesto 2018. This Manifesto puts forward the UK OGN’s key thematic areas for consideration as part of the development of the UK’s fourth Open Government Action Plan. The Manifesto has been developed following discussions by civil society; an online…



We are moving! A New Online Platform for the Open Government Networks

25th May 2018

The Open Government Networks are moving to a new online platform. Over the last week, we have been inviting members of the Open Government Networks to move to the new online platform run by Discourse.org. All you need to do is sign up and ‘join’ at least one of the network ‘groups’ to receive updates…


How government and civil society is collaborating to drive openness – Gila Sacks

11th May 2018

Gila Sacks is Director for Digital and Tech Policy at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). Her responsibilities include support for the tech sector and wider digital economy, emerging technologies, digital skills and inclusion, and the societal and ethical implications of technology. Opening up government is a powerful way of building trust…


New UK OGN Steering Committee Members Elected

8th May 2018

Over the last two weeks, members of the UK OGN have been voting for their new Steering Committee members. The vote closed at 5pm on Monday 7 May 2018. The votes have now been counted and converted using Borda count method (i.e. 1st preference = 7 points; 2nd = 6 points; 3rd = 5 points;…


Ireland launches Sustainable Development Goals National Implementation Plan

4th May 2018

On Thursday 26 April at the Institute for International and European Affairs, Denis Naughten, T.D., Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten TD, launched Ireland’s Sustainable Development Goals National Implementation Plan 2018 – 2020. Minister Naughten has lead responsibility for promoting and overseeing the coherent implementation of the SDGs on a whole-of-Government basis.…


Election underway for five spots on the UK OGN Steering Committee

25th April 2018

Seven people are in the running for five spaces available on the Steering Committee of the UK Open Government Civil Society Network. The election period will take place from today (Wednesday 25th April) until Monday 7th May. The Candidates The seven candidates for election onto the OGN Steering Committee are: Rachel Davies Teka (up for…


Review the draft assessment of Sustainable Development Goal 16 in the UK

25th April 2018

Involve, as coordinator of the Open Government Network, is working with partners and members of the UKSSD network to review the UK’s performance against United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 16 (SDG16) on Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. Follow and intial phase of research, the draft text of the chapter on SDG16 is now open for…


Announcement: Scotland Network’s OGP Representatives

18th April 2018

We received eight nominations to represent the Network on Scotland’s new OGP Multi-stakeholder Forum. Having received the same number of nominations as allocated places, the nominees are automatically selected for the eight places on the Steering Group with an election. The successful nominees will join eight delegates from the Scottish Government to form Scotland’s new…