Open Government Partnership

  • Lessons learned from co-creation of Action Plan

    10th June 2019 by

    It’s always important to reflect on your work, to step back and see what the successes and failures might have been. Thanks to our external independant facilitators, we are pleased to launch a short report evaluating the co-creation process of our action plan, produced with thanks, by SCDC (the Scottish Community Development Centre). In developing...

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  • 10 things we learned in Canada – Global Summit of Open Government Partnership

    6th June 2019 by

          The open government team have spent this week in Ottawa, Canada at the global summit on open government. It would be impossible to summarise everything from our conversations with hundreds of people from across the globe and workshops led by reformers in government and civil society activists. So instead we’ve picked out...

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  • Chatting open government with Obama

    15th April 2019 by

    Our Niamh Webster from the Open Government Team shares her experience from her nomination to attend the Obama town hall Europe in Berlin – and meeting Barack Obama. Watch the event recording here  I’ve just spent a sunny weekend in Berlin being star struck and making new friends across the continent at the Obama town...

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  • About us – The Open Government Team

    4th April 2019 by

    What does the Open Government Team at the Scottish Government do? We are responsible for delivering the Scottish Government’s programme of reforms on open government, in line with the ambition to become more open and accessible. We work to fulfil our commitments as part of Scotland’s membership of the Open Government Partnership. OGP is an...

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  • If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it, does it matter?

    4th April 2019 by

    In achiveing global goals, does measuring progress towards them, and being explict about them, really matter? Doreen Grove, Head of Open Government at Scottish Government tell us about her time in Tunisia last week exploring progress in open government progress in achieving Sustainable Development Goals 16.   I have just spent three days in the...

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  • The first citizens’ jury held on healthcare in Scotland: a guest blog

    22nd February 2019 by

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    A guest blog written by Erica Reid, Chair of the Oversight Panel of Our Voice Citizens’ Jury. She shares their experience of trying a new approach to involving people in decision-making. This include her personal reflections on attending a meeting where the primary purpose was to hear the public presenting their views to healthcare professionals...

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  • Open Government Action Plan – Official publication documents

    30th January 2019 by

    We are delighted to be publishing Scotland’s second Open Government Action Plan on 31st January 2019, with the Cabinet Secretary for Government Business and Constitutional Relations, Michael Russell and the Open Government Network. Available now Read the new Action Plan summary This is a shorter summary in Plain English for improved accessibility. This gives you...

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  • Come to the Official Launch of the Open Government Action Plan – 31st Jan, Edinburgh

    7th January 2019 by

    Happy New Year everyone. We are delighted to kick off the new year with the official launch event of the Open Government Action Plan on Thursday 31st Jan 2019, in Edinburgh. You’re invited! The Action Plan will be launched by the Cabinet Secretary for Government Business and Constitutional Relations, Michael Russell and the civil society...

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  • Thanks for sharing your views – response to public comments

    7th December 2018 by

    Thanks for sending us your views on the draft Action Plan Thanks to everyone who engaged with the draft Action Plan and sent comments. These have helped us improve the commitments, provide more clarity and, in places, helped make them more far-reaching or ambitious. We have incorporated those we could immediately, but where this was...

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  • Action Plan on Open Government complete – launch coming soon!

    5th December 2018 by

    Official submission of the Action Plan to the international Open Government Partnership today. Congratulations and thank you to everyone who has been involved. Today we are pleased to be publishing Scotland’s Second Action Plan on Open Government. We have submitted it to the international Open Government Partnership, as is required for all members. Our Action...

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