How effective is the Open Government Partnership? Should the EU get involved?

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 […]

Your chance to make Government more open!

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 […]

Civil society participation in drafting the UK National Action Plan – has it been worth it?

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 […]

Open policy and an overarching narrative on open government

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 […]

UK civil society shared vision for open government

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 […]