The OGP is a partnership between national governments and the wider public, working together to develop ways of increasing public participation in government and make government more transparent and accountable. The UK has been involved since 2011, and many other countries in Europe and around the world are too. So, if this partnership is […]
By Beth Wiltshire, 17th March 2016 What is the ‘Open Government Partnership National Action Plan’? As a member of the global Open Government Partnership, every two years the UK government in collaboration with civil society must develop an Open Government National Action Plan, setting out specific, measurable and time bound commitments to reforms to create a more […]
The Open Government Partnership Civil Society network has published an open letter to the PM in advance of the annual summit in London at the end of the month. The letter acknowledges progress so far, and calls for three stretching new commitments on the part of the Government: 1. Make public who owns and controls companies […]
From the Open Government Partnership blog – reinforcing the need to spread the word about open policymaking. Perhaps the greatest frustration has been the limited involvement across Whitehall as the open policy making process hasn’t penetrated all areas of government. This has meant that some commitments in the draft plan are vague and not as […]
There’s a conversation going on right now (that due to other commitments I can’t be part of) about a narrative around open government – why it’s important and what we should do. This blog post from Graham Gordon at Tearfund mentions Open Policymaking. Open government is only possible when there is government commitment and capacity […]
The latest from Sophie Oliver at the Cabinet Office is on the OGP UK blog: Firstly, we need to get policy proposals sent up to the relevant ministers for approval before April. I don’t want to undermine the open methods of working we’ve employed so far by appearing to close down as we get into […]
Ten quick points by Andy Williamson – follow the link to read them all – but I particularly liked the bonus eleventh. Open policy is much, much more than open data, it’s about transparent and timely access, process, action and feedback and should fundamentally challenge the assumptions behind the current policy making process.
Notes on the discussion at the Open Government Partnership working lunch for civil society organisations last week, as recorded by Tim Davies of Practical Participation. Points on participation and data, participation beyond data, engagement in the OGP process, and celebrating participation in the 2013 plenary.
This post by Tim Davies originally appeared on the Open Government Partnership blog. The Open Government Partnership (OGP) is a global effort to make governments better by promoting transparency, empowering citizens, fighting corruption, and harnessing new technologies to strengthen governance. This network met today (11th October) at the Free Word Centre, London to explore a broad agenda of open […]