Open Government Partnership
Open Government Partnership Regional Meeting 2022- Rome reflections
5th December 2022 by Neisha Kirk
This is a blog from our Head of Open Government, Doreen Grove, reflecting on the recent Open Government Partnership Regional meeting in Rome. For the first time since Covid 19 came into our lives, the Open Government Partnership (OGP) has held face to face meetings. This year there was a meeting for the Americas, for...
3rd November 2022 by Neisha Kirk
We’re going back to basics on the blog today. Let’s revisit what do we mean when we talk about Open Government, and what has been achieved so far in Scotland? Open Government basics When we talk about ‘Open Government’, what we mean by that is making the work of government and decision makers more accessible,...
Causing ‘Good Trouble’ in democracy | Open Government Partnership Youth Town Hall conversations
15th August 2022 by Neisha Kirk
Attending the online Open Government Partnership (OGP) Youth Strategy Town Hall session last month was an insightful opportunity to hear directly from young people around the world as to what they want to see from their governments in the coming years. Often considered a harder to reach audience in gaining views on government, this conversation...
I’m really, really happy – they said that they were going to do this, and they’re actually doing it!
1st December 2021 by Madeleine Fleming
We recently ran an event at COP26, in collaboration with the Open Government Partnership and hosted by the Nordic Pavilion, called ‘How Open Government principles can help deliver Climate Action’. The aim was to highlight the value of applying Open Government principles of transparency, accountability and public involvement to support Climate Action, and to recognise...
21st October 2021 by Madeleine Fleming
Back in June, we blogged to let you know that we were kicking off the co-creation of our 3rd Open Government Action Plan. We began this process with an ideas challenge over on the Scottish Government Dialogue Platform. We asked for your opinions and ideas relating to the 5 topics we had identified (alongside our...
Looking back, and moving forward
4th June 2021 by Madeleine Fleming
Over on our Twitter this week, we’ve been sharing some of the highlights of what we delivered during our 2nd Open Government Action Plan. We’ve covered lots of ground, with successes right across our five action plan commitments. You can read about these in the twitter thread. Looking to the future Our thoughts have now...
Introducing Action Plan 3
24th March 2021 by Madeleine Fleming
A lot has changed since our last blog post! Back then, we were writing to let you know that due to Covid, we were delaying the delivery of our 2nd action plan, and co-creation of our 3rd. We were optimistic that by delaying the co-creation process, we’d be able to carry out in-person workshops safely...
Openness, Transparency, and Covid-19
29th May 2020 by Madeleine Fleming
Covid-19 has had a huge impact on how the Scottish Government is working. The vast majority of Civil Servants are now working from home, and the whole focus of the organisation has shifted. Staff have moved to work on high priority areas, with whole new teams being created almost overnight. Non-critical work has been put...
Open Contracting and Procurement
5th March 2020 by Madeleine Fleming
The Working Group for Commitment 1 of the Open Government Programme (OGP) Action Plan, made up of Scottish Government and Civil Society representatives, met again in January. Colleagues from Scottish Procurement who formed part of the Open Contracting Project team joined us to discuss progress against the Scottish Government Procurement milestone. The Open Contracting project...
New Year, New Us?
17th January 2020 by Madeleine Fleming
Although this isn’t our first post of the new year, we didn’t say it last time – so Happy New Year! As is traditional, we’re taking stock of where we are as we move into 2020. As part of this, we’ve created new working group to take a close look at how we share news...