Tag Archive for "participation"

Open Government Partnership

Published: January 8, 2014

The Open Government Partnership (OGP) is a global effort to make governments better by promoting transparency, empowering citizens, fighting corruption, and harnessing new technologies to strengthen governance. The initiative was launched in 2011 in New York by eight governments, including the UK. To become a member countries must endorse a high level Open Government Declaration and develop…

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Participation Compass

Published: January 7, 2014

Involve is proud to announce the launch of our new practitioner site ParticipationCompass.org. The site is a revamped and improved version of the PeopleandParticipation.net site that was launched in 2005 and is still used by thousands of people every month. Participation Compass has been developed together with the Bertelsmann Foundation. The Bertelsmann Foundation also have a…

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Dreaming of Open Government

October 30, 2013 – Simon Burall

I’m writing this post in the middle of the very hectic, energetic and noisy Civil Society Open Government Partnership Day. We’ve been supporting others in the organisation of this day. Its aim is to broaden the conversation about, and civil society organisations (CSOs) involved in, the Open Government Partnership (OGP). I’ve just finished presenting at…

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How can open data make government more accountable and democratic? Our evidence to PASC

October 10, 2013 – Tim Hughes

The Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) have published our written evidence to its inquiry into 'Statistics and open data'. Our evidence scrutinises the link between open data, and transparency, accountability and democracy, based on our research and understanding of participation and governance. Specifically, we argue that if open data is to support enhanced accountability and democracy,…

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Give your thoughts on open government in the UK

September 10, 2013 – Tim Hughes

As coordinators of the UK Open Government Partnership civil society network, we're collecting views on open government to feed into the Government's consultation on the UK's draft open government National Action Plan. Complete the form below by the end of 19th September to have your thoughts submitted to the consultation.

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“So, who evaluates the evaluator?”

July 22, 2013 – Helen Fisher

I’ve worked with and around Involve for many years now, in fact since the organisation’s inception; I have fond memories of sitting in a dusty office one evening back in 2004 helping to mail out the invitations to Involve’s first ever event. I’m extremely happy to be working even more closely now with Involve as…

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Participating in Open Government

June 19, 2013 – Simon Burall

This post is adapted from Involve’s newsletter. You can sign up to the newsletter on the homepage. Does a movement demonstrate it has got legs when it starts to produce videos? If so then this well produced and inspirational video about Open Government suggests it’s going somewhere fast. The video highlights different aspects of open government:…

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