Open Government

The New Golden Age of Diplomacy

Gergely Polner | Posted 12.10.2013 | UK Politics
Gergely Polner

While secret diplomatic negotiations and contacts remain important, the boundaries between transparency and secrecy are shifting to open up more of the previously closed world of diplomacy.

Taking the Message of Open Government to Burma

Francis Maude | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK Politics
Francis Maude

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.

A Practical Vision for Open Government

Francis Maude | Posted 10.02.2013 | UK Politics
Francis Maude

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.

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

Francis Maude | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK Politics
Francis Maude

This government is second to none in opening up data. We have already released nearly 9,000 datasets, fuelling new and innovative businesses as well as apps that make everyday life easier and safer.

Knowledge is Porridge

Fiona Melville | Posted 25.03.2012 | UK Politics
Fiona Melville

Ben Gummer's Ten Minute Rule Bill (to be introduced tomorrow) builds on something we suggested years ago. Well, two things, in fact.