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Lifting the lid on lobbying

30th August 2015 – Northern Ireland, Points of View

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OGN members concerned with FOI Commission remit

14th August 2015 – News, United Kingdom

Members of the UK Open Government Network have written to Matthew Hancock, Minister for the Cabinet Office, to express concern at recent developments that threaten the Freedom of Information Act, including the terms of reference of the Government’s Freedom of Information Commission. The Open Government Network calls on the Government to ‘publish its reasons for limiting the…

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The OGP Journey to Go Subnational | Open Government Partnership

13th August 2015 – News, United Kingdom

How subnational governments and civil society can be involved in the Open Government Partnership is an important question that we’re grappling with in the UK. It’s a particularly pressing issue in a country such as the UK, where significant powers are devolved to Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, and increasingly to cities and regions. Nathaniel…

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The OGP must be deep as well as wide if it is to have meaningful impact for citizens | Open Government Partnership

10th August 2015 – Points of View, United Kingdom

Colm Burns and Paul Braithwaite from the Northern Ireland Open Government Network have written for the OGP blog on the importance of devolved governments and civil society being involved in OGP action plans: The Open Government Partnership has spread rapidly since its inception in 2011 and now boasts 65 member countries with more likely to…

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The OGP must be deep as well as wide if it is to have meaningful impact for citizens

6th August 2015 – Northern Ireland, Points of View

The recently formed Northern Ireland Open Government Network is pushing for devolved regions to be included in the UK’s next national action plan. The Open Government Partnership has spread rapidly since its inception in 2011 and now boasts 65 member countries with more likely to come on-stream soon. However whilst this undoubtedly registers as a…

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Faces of the UK Open Government Network – Prateek Buch, Evidence Matters

3rd August 2015 – Points of View, United Kingdom

Open government can be an abstract idea. We want to give people a better idea of what it is, and who is in the UK Open Government Civil Society Network. We’ve asked some existing members of the network to give us their thoughts on what open government means to them, why it’s important, where they have…

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NI Open Government Network – Steering Committee Meeting Minutes – 23rd July 2015

23rd July 2015 – Meeting notes, Northern Ireland

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NI Open Government Network – Steering Committee Meeting Agenda – 23rd July 2015

23rd July 2015 – Meeting notes, Northern Ireland

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PWYP UK urges UK Treasury to require open data reporting by all London Stock Exchange-listed extractive companies | PWYP UK

22nd July 2015 – News, United Kingdom

PWYP UK has urged the UK Treasury to require open data reporting by all London Stock Exchange-listed extractive companies: With the UK Treasury still appearing reluctant to prescribe open data payment reporting for non-UK-incorporated London-listed extractive companies, PWYP UK members have written to the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, David Gauke MP, highlighting this inconsistency…

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2014-2015 UK Progress Report: Public Comments Section | Open Government Partnership

21st July 2015 – News, United Kingdom

The Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) has released the UK progress report for public comment. The report covers the first year of implementation of the second UK action plan. The entire report is available here. The OGP invites all stakeholders to make comments on the draft document to ensure that the final version represents all possible…

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