United Kingdom

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,…


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…


UK Open Government Multistakeholder Forum | 11 June 2018 | Meeting Notes

14th June 2018

Attendees Co-chair: Tim Hughes, Involve Andreas Pavlou, OGN Tim Davies Maria Stephens, CRAE Giuseppe Sollazzo Gavin Freeguard, IfG Michael Birtwistle, NCVO Jess Blair, ERS Wales Lucy McTernan, OGN Scotland Co-chair: Sue Bateman, DCMS Nicola Oldham, DFID Rhona Birchall, DFID Joel Catchatoor, CO Tom Leftwich, DCMS Thom Townsend, DCMS Katie Holder, DCMS Eilidh Simpson, DFID Notes…


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;…


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…


2016-18 Open Government Action Plan implementation meeting | 9 April 2018 | Meeting note

16th April 2018

On 9 April 2018, members of the OGN’s steering committee and government commitment leads met to review the implementation of the 2016-18 Open Government Action Plan and the UK OGP process. This note of the meeting was produced by the Cabinet Office. You can read the commitment updates here: https://www.opengovernment.org.uk/resource/2016-18-open-government-action-plan-april-2018-commitment-progress-updates/ Attendees Thom Townsend, DCMS Katie…