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UK Civil Society Perspectives on National Action Plan

16th April 2012 – News, Points of View, United Kingdom

A coalition of Civil Society Organisations have produced a collaborative analysis of the UK National Action Plan and wider open government policy environment. All countries subscribing to the Open Government Partnership have to submit submit a National Action Plan (NAP) based on the principles of open government that are articulated in the OGP Declaration.

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OGP countries score badly on access to company information

16th April 2012 – News, United Kingdom

New report finds serious deficiencies in access to information about companies in countries signatories to the Open Government Partnership. The report by Opencorporates presented at the OGP meeting in Brazil looks at government sources such as business registers in forty countries. Its main findings are listed below: 
OGP countries score badly for open access to company data, with an…

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Following OGP Brasilia online

14th April 2012 – News, United Kingdom

On April 17th and 18th the first annual OGP meeting will be taking place in Brasilia. At this meeting, the membership of the OGP will formally grow from the eight founding countries, welcoming 46 new members, each of whom will share their own National Action Plans of open government commitments. The UK government will be…

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Open letter to Francis Maude

14th April 2012 – News, United Kingdom

Last week UK civil society organisations wrote to the Cabinet Office Minister with responsibility for the UKs Open Government Partnership commitments, Francis Maude, to start building towards more civil society engagement in the UK. A number of these organisations have also been contributing to a more detailed initial analysis of the UKs National Action Plan.…

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UK Civil Society and the OGP

11th April 2012 – News, United Kingdom

This website will provide a space for UK Civil Society to network, connect and share updates regarding the Open Government Partnership. More to come soon…

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