United Kingdom

UK GOVERNMENT ‘UNDER REVIEW’ SAYS OPEN GOVERNMENT PARTNERSHIP

3rd March 2021

78 country Open Government Partnership places UK government ‘under review.’ UK government twice fails to properly deliver transparency plans. Organisations co-sign letter expressing ‘concern.’   The Open Government Partnership [OGP] of 78 countries representing some 2 billion people has placed the UK government ‘under review’ for failing to properly deliver a plan for transparent, participatory,…


Strategic Discussion on Open Government Multistakeholder Forum

15th February 2021

Strategic Discussion on Open Government Multistakeholder Forum December 9 2020, 10.30 – 12pm Co-chairs: Fiona Deans (Government Digital Service) Kevin Keith (UK Open Government Network) BACKGROUND The UK is a founding member of the OGP (established in 2011) an international coalition of over 70 countries committed to upholding the core values of transparency, accountability, and…


Open Gov Meetup | Tuesday 16th @ 12 noon

10th February 2021

It’s an important year for open government. In part because of the development of a new action plan which we must shape with government. But also because the world will be watching the UK as the G7 and COP26 take place on these shores in June and November respectively. To paraphrase a recent speech, what…


UK Open Government Network response to Inquiry into Data Transparency and Accountability: Covid 19

9th November 2020

The UK Open Government Network Steering Committee has submitted a response to the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee’s inquiry into Data Transparency and Accountability in the Covid-19 pandemic. The response calls for the Open Government principles of accountability, transparency and participation to be fundamental to the UK Government’s approach to tackling the pandemic and…


Open Government in the 2019 General Election

1st December 2019

There are many issues dominating the campaign for the 2019 General Election. We have collected a few different resources and put them together to help give you, the voter, information about party policies on these issues: Manifesto Tracker (IfG): https://www.instituteforgovernment.org.uk/manifesto-tracker Find out where to vote and candidates in your area: https://democracyclub.org.uk/   If you have…


How much does the UK government give in grants?

19th September 2019

Originally published on 9 September 2019 on the 360Giving website, written by David Kane. Grants from government are a crucial part of the voluntary sector’s funding mix – but surprisingly, it’s very difficult to find out how much these grants are worth or where they go. NCVO’s latest UK Civil Society Almanac has a figure…


The Action Plan has been published – what’s next?

20th June 2019

From 28-30 May, Canadian civil society and the Canadian Government hosted the Open Government Partnership Global Summit in Ottawa. This year’s Summit had a particular focus on participation, inclusion and impact. Over 2,000 delegates, over 100 sessions, and 130 countries (including all the UK nations) came together to learn and share their knowledge, experiences and…


UK Open Government National Action Plan: A Gendered Analysis

19th June 2019

by Women’s Budget Group NOTE: This analysis by Women’s Budget Group was requested in early 2019 before the National Action Plan 2019-21 had been published. A number of commitments have had slight changes since this analysis was done, although these do not affect the overall assessment. Two commitments were not finalised when passed onto WBG…


UK IRM Researcher Reflects on the UK End-of-Term Report for 2016-18 NAP

14th May 2019

The End of Term report for the UK’s last Open Government National Action Plan (NAP) has been published. The report summarizes the results of the 3rd NAP, covering October 2017 to May 2018, and includes some relevant developments up to October 2018. So here’s a few things the NAP tells us about where we are…