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Francis Maude

Minister for the Cabinet Office

Taking the Message of Open Government to Burma

Let's be honest. Burma isn't the first country that comes to mind when one talks about open government. Yet despite its ongoing challenges, Burma has made huge strides towards reform and openness in the past few years.
20/02/2013 11:47 GMT

Digital Strategies for Winning the Global Race

The future of government is digital. And if we're to get ahead in the global race, we must equip ourselves to meet the challenges of the 21st century. The prize is enormous: simply by making everyday transactions digital, we can save up to £1.2 billion by 2015, and an estimated £1.7 billion a year beyond 2015 an estimated £1.7 billion a year beyond 2015.
21/12/2012 13:03 GMT

A Practical Vision for Open Government

The movement for transparency and openness in government took decisive steps forward last week. As lead co-chair of the Open Government Partnership, the UK hosted the first ministerial level meeting in Britain of this growing international initiative. But this meeting wasn't just symbolically significant. We put in place key measures that will help move the OGP from fine words to accountable actions.
12/12/2012 00:27 GMT

Open Government Partnership - the UK Takes the lead

Twelve months ago, the UK was one of eight national governments that founded the <a href="http://www.opengovpartnership.org/" target="_hplink">Open Government Partnership</a>, a powerful new international organisation dedicated to the promotion of transparency and openness. Today, the UK is taking over as leading co-chair of the partnership, which now includes 57 member states or a third of the world's population.
26/09/2012 11:03 BST