OGN Papers

UK OGN Manifesto 2018

1st June 2018
Contents 1. Introduction 2. Commitment areas 2a. Follow the money in government 2b. Law, participation and policy 2c. Strengthening accountability and anti-corruption efforts 2d. Building open data infrastructure for action 3. Annex 4. Endnotes 1. Introduction The UK is set to produce its fourth Open Government Action Plan that will run from mid-2018 to mid-2020,…
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UK Multi-Stakeholder Forum for the creation of UK’s 2018-2020 National Action Plan

23rd May 2018
(Interim) Terms of Reference Purpose True partnership between Government and Civil Society is vital to achieving collaborative open government reform. The NAP4 Multi-stakeholder forum will ensure civil society and citizens are actively engaged in the creation, implementation and monitoring of the UK’s fourth National Action Plan. Objectives To maximise participation and cooperation between government and…
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UK consultation ideas from Discuto platform

3rd May 2018
45. Regular transparency data for ambassador meetings There are occassionally reports of UK officials lobbying on behalf of UK companies in developing countries, in ways that appear to work against the interests of people in those countries, for example https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/sep/09/british-diplomat-lobbied-big-tobacco-bat-bangladesh-unpaid-vat. These may be the same people that the UK is trying to assist through its…
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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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Building Change Trust: Open Government Network NI External Evaluation Report, Peter Osborne and Derek Browne – April 2017

17th July 2017
The Northern Ireland Open Government Network (the OGN) has been one of the key initiatives of the Building Change Trust Creative Space for Civic Thinking programme. The Network links to wider open government initiatives through the UK and Ireland Open Government Action Plans. The OGN was established in November 2014 to provide a regional focus…
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NI Open Government Network – Letter to NI party leaders on commitment to open government at the General Election – May 2017

25th May 2017
Ahead of the General Election on 8th June 2017, the Chairperson of the NI Open Government Network, Colm Burns wrote to the main political parties asking them to commit to open government principles of transparency, participation and accountability.  
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Open Government Pioneers Project UK – application documentation for reference

4th May 2017
Presented here are the application documents sent to the Big Lottery Fund UK by core partners of the Open Government Pioneers UK Project. More up to date and more extensive information is available at the Project Wiki. So the information below is primarily useful if you want to scrutinise the project funding by Big Lottery Fund…
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Agenda For Pioneering Open Government – Common Weal (Scotland)

15th February 2017
A Common Weal contribution to the Open Government Programme November 2016 Author: Dr Ben Simmons is a writer and campaigner for Open Government and Basic Income in Scotland. This short paper is drawn from Common Weal’s previous policy work, from the citizen participation sessions that we held and from an online consultation process organised via…
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NI Open Government Network – Letter to NI party leaders on donor transparency – January 2017

24th January 2017
The NI Open Government has written an open letter to the leaders of the NI Political Parties asking for their commitment to transparency on political party donations. The letter is reproduced below; and the responses we receive will also be published below.  
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OGN submission: Role of ACoBA and Independent Adviser on Ministers’ Interests

19th September 2016
This response was submitted on 16th September 2016 on behalf of the Open Government Network to the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee’s inquiry on the role and effectiveness of ACoBA and Independent Adviser on Ministers’ Interests. Introduction OGN welcomes the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (PACAC) inquiry on the role of the Advisory Committee on…
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