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.


For public comment: UK Open Government National Action Plan 2016-18 Mid-term Self Assessment Report

17th November 2017
The documents below make up the UK’s mid-term self assessment report for its current Open Government National Action Plan 2016-18. This includes the report produced by the Cabinet Office covering the UK Government’s commitments, as well as the commitments from each of the devolved administrations. These documents will be available for public comment for two…
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Notes from OGN meeting with Minister Caroline Nokes | 2 November 2017

8th November 2017
On 2 November 2017, members of the Open Government Network’s steering committee met with Caroline Nokes MP, Minister for Government Resilience and Efficiency, to talk about the UK’s open government agenda with a view to progressing on the next UK Open Government Action Plan. This note of the meeting was produced by the OGN.  …
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Invitation to deliver the independent evaluation of the Open Government Pioneers UK project

19th October 2017
The UK Open Government Pioneers Project aims to raise understanding and awareness of the UN Sustainable Development Goals amongst citizens and decision makers and to encourage the use open government approaches to progress the Goals. The project is formally linked to the International Open Government Partnership. We are inviting bidders to deliver the independent evaluation of…
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UK Open Government Pioneers Conference

29th September 2017
This conference is now in planning. It will take place in Belfast alongside a virtual conference for those who cannot physically be there. UK conference for the Open Government Pioneers UK initiative. The conference aims to build the capacity of people and civil society across the UK home nations to contribute to the UN Sustainable…
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OGN Letter: Letter to Caroline Nokes as Minister for Government Resilience and Efficiency

22nd August 2017
Caroline Nokes MP Parliamentary Secretary and Minister for Government Resilience and Efficiency 70 Whitehall London SW1A 2AS 22 August 2017 Dear Caroline Nokes MP, Commitment to open government We write on the behalf of the UK Open Government Civil Society Network to congratulate you on your appointment as Minister for Government Resilience and Efficiency and…
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Letter to Caroline Nokes, Minister for Government Resilience and Efficiency

22nd August 2017
The steering committee of the UK Open Government Network has written to Caroline Nokes, Minister for Government Resilience and Efficiency, welcoming her to post and calling on her to take a lead on open government.  Dear Caroline Nokes MP, Commitment to open government We write on the behalf of the UK Open Government Civil Society Network…
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2016-18 Open Government Action Plan: July 2017 Commitment Progress Updates

3rd August 2017
Update of progress on 2016-18 Open Government Action Plan commitments prepared by the UK Government.   Commitment 1: Beneficial ownership The government has met the first milestone under this commitment by consulting, through a call for evidence, on proposals for a new beneficial ownership register of overseas companies that own UK property or participate in UK government…
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2016-18 Open Government Action Plan implementation meeting | 27 July 2017 | Meeting note

2nd August 2017
On 27 July 2017, 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. In addition, progress updates on commitments can be found at: https://www.opengovernment.org.uk/resource/2016-18-open-government-action-plan-july-2017-commitment-progress-updates/  Attendees William Gerry…
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2016-18 Open Government Action Plan: July 2017 Commitment Progress Updates

2nd August 2017
Update of progress on 2016-18 Open Government Action Plan commitments prepared by the UK Government. Commitment 1: Beneficial ownership The government has met the first milestone under this commitment by consulting, through a call for evidence, on proposals for a new beneficial ownership register of overseas companies that own UK property or participate in UK…
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Webinar – The Sustainable Development Goals in the UK: priorities, processes, participation

1st June 2017
This webinar is the second in a series from the UK-wide Open Government Pioneers Project. For those who missed it, our first webinar is available here. Graham Long will discuss the UK implementation process for the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the role of citizen participation. See Graham’s co-authored report on the 2030 Agenda here.…
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