UK Open Gov

The UK Open Government Network (OGN) is a coalition of active citizens and civil society organisations committed to making government work better for people through increased transparency, participation and accountability. The OGN mobilises and coordinates civil society to effectively advocate for open government reforms, and works with government to identify, develop and implements the UK’s commitments under the global Open Government Partnership.


UK OGN Response to Public Consultation on draft Open Government Action Plan 2018-20

4th October 2018
This is a copy of the UK Open Government Civil Society Network response to the public consultation on the draft Open Government National Action Plan 2018-20. You can download a copy here: .PDF / .ODT October 2018 The document outlines the UK Open Government Civil Society Network (OGN) response to the public consultation on the…
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Driving action on the SDGs – UKSSD workshop

1st October 2018
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) tell us what the UK should be aspiring to by 2030. The UK Stakeholders for Sustainable Development (UKSSD) ‘Measuring up’ report provides the low-down on the current state of play on the UK’s performance on the SDGs. It exposed a huge gap that needs to be bridged between the curernt…
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An action plan for a more open UK government

19th September 2018
The full version of this blogpost was originally published on: https://blogs.ncvo.org.uk/2018/09/18/an-action-plan-for-a-more-open-uk-government/ Open government is the simple but powerful idea that governments and institutions work better for citizens when they are transparent, engaging and accountable. By increasing transparency, enhancing citizen participation or adopting strong accountability mechanisms, reform in favour of open government has led to change…
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Public Consultations for the State of Open Government Report

14th September 2018
The global Open Government Partnership (OGP) are excited to invite the open government community and general public to consultations for the State of Open Government Report, OGP’s first flagship report. These consultations are your chance to be heard about priority policy areas within OGP. Conversations will take place on September 19, 20, 24 and 25.…
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Notes from OGN meeting with Minister Margot James | 5 September 2018

11th September 2018
On 5 September 2018, members of the Open Government Network’s steering committee met with Margot James MP, Minister for Digital and Creative Industries, to talk about open government in the UK and the development of the UK Open Government Action Plan 2018-20. This note of the meeting was produced by the OGN. Attendees Margot James…
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Public consultation on draft UK Open Government Action Plan 2018-20 launched!

5th September 2018
.@margot_james_mp urges members of @OpenGovUK, civil society and the public to share their views as the Government develops its fourth National Action Plan for Open Government #OpenGov #HaveYourSay https://t.co/LBudrf8837 pic.twitter.com/3GygLvBQID — DCMS (@DCMS) September 5, 2018 Launched today, the draft UK National Action Plan for Open Government 2018-2020 is now open for public consultation. The…
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Making Summits Meaningful: An update following the OGP Summit in Tbilisi

29th August 2018
This article was writted by Transparency International UK At Transparency International UK, we focus on impact; leaders shouldn’t be flown around the world for photo ops or to announce initiatives and reforms they have no intention of enacting. This is why I took to stage at the Open Government Partnership Global Summit in July to…
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International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC)

23rd August 2018
The International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) is the world’s premier global forum for bringing together heads of state, civil society, the private sector and more to tackle the increasingly sophisticated challenges posed by corruption. Established in 1983, the IACC takes place usually every two years in a different region of the world, and hosts from 800…
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A View from Tbilisi: Youth Participation and Engagement in Open Government

23rd August 2018
This blogpost was written by Maria Stephens, Participation Manager at Children’s Rights Alliance for England (CRAE) and UK OGN Steering Committee member. In July I joined the UK delegation to the OGP summit in Tbilisi, Georgia. My work is focused on youth participation and children’s rights and I was encouraged by the OGP Civil Society…
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By Failing to Prepare, You Are Preparing to Fail: Managing Political Transitions in OGP Countries

17th August 2018
Originally posted on the OGP blog on 16 August 2018 The global wave of political transitions over the last few years have challenged progress towards greater openness in OGP countries. Seven years after OGP launched, many civil society activists and reformers inside government find themselves now faced with obstacles to introducing open government reforms or…
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