Francis Maude
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Francis Maude is the UK Cabinet Minister for the Cabinet Office, leading on Public Sector Efficiency and Reform including government transparency. He is also the UK Member of Parliament for Horsham, West Sussex.

Before re-entering government, Francis Maude was Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office, Chairman of the Conservative Party, Shadow Foreign Secretary and Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Francis studied at the University of Cambridge and The College of Law, practicing criminal law.

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Taking the Message of Open Government to Burma

(2) Comments | Posted 20 February 2013 | (11:46)

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. That's why, as lead chair of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), the international...

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Digital Strategies for Winning the Global Race

(5) Comments | Posted 21 December 2012 | (12:53)

As the world has changed so must the civil service. It's now possible to communicate instantaneously with friends around the world, to buy Christmas presents online, or to follow breaking news on Twitter. Inevitably the public expects that when they interact with the state they can enjoy the same speed...

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A Practical Vision for Open Government

(6) Comments | Posted 12 December 2012 | (00:00)

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...

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Transparency and Open Government - Moving Beyond the Point of No Return

(5) Comments | Posted 1 December 2012 | (00:00)

This is a pivotal moment for international transparency and open government. Just over a year after it was launched, the Open Government Partnership has 58 members, covering a third of the world's population. The United Kingdom is now lead chair of the partnership. We are at the helm of this...

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Open Government Partnership - the UK Takes the lead

(16) Comments | Posted 26 September 2012 | (11:40)

The transparency movement has opened a Pandora's Box. It's transforming the world for the better. And now we have started, there's just no going back. But why would you want to stop transparency, even if you could?

Open data is driving growth and prosperity. Data is the raw material of...

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