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Niamh Webster: Update on action plan development this summer – get involved!

11th July 2018 – News

Update on action plan development this summer – get involved! A number of small events have been held to crowdsource ideas for Scotland’s second Open Government Action Plan, and we’ve got more lined up to continue this engagement. We’re trying to reach out to different networks and people across Scotland. We are working with civil…

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Securing peace, justice and effective institutions in the future rests on us taking action now

9th July 2018 – News

The global effort to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is an opportunity to positively transform our societies and the lives of everyone on this planet by 2030. That is why SDG16 on peace, justice and effective, accountable and inclusive institutions is so important. Without it, none of the other SDGs will work. Making SDG16…

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Openness in Northern Ireland: The Open Government Partnership

26th June 2018 – Points of View

Written by Ben Worthy This month my mid-term IRM report on the UK’s Third National Action Plan was published, covering the UK’s progress up until the end of last year. So where is Northern Ireland in terms of its commitments? Northern Ireland began from a different point than the UK as a whole, and, though…

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Scotland Independent Review Report 2017 – For Public Comment

25th June 2018 – News

In 2018, the Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) published its assessment report for Scotland’s first action plan, prepared by the independent researcher, Andy McDevitt. It covers the full action plan implementation period of January 2017 through December 2017. The IRM findings are summarized as follows: Scotland showed strong institutional participation during co creation and implementation of…

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Openness in Wales: The Open Government Partnership

20th June 2018 – News

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 IRM report on the UK’s Third National Action Plan was published, covering the UK’s progress up until the end of last year. So where…

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The UK needs ambitious open government commitments for challenging times – Tim Hughes

19th June 2018 – News

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,…

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Have your say on the Wales Open Government Action Plan

18th June 2018 – News

Do you have an idea for how government could be done differently in Wales? How it can be more accountable and transparent and work more effectively with people across the country? If yes, we want to hear your suggestions for the next Wales Open Government Action Plan 2018-2020. From Monday 18th June, you will be…

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The UK’s Third NAP Mid-Term Report: Events, Evolution and (Un)evenness

15th June 2018 – News

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…

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

14th June 2018 – Meeting notes

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…

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OGN publishes Open Government Manifesto 2018

1st June 2018 – News

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…

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