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Tag Archive for "civil-society"

Beyond Buzzword Bingo: opening up the language of Open Government

December 16, 2016 – Kaela Scott

Open Government has its own buzzwords – open data, transparency, accountability, participation, scrutiny, anti-corruption, freedom of information, open contracting, digital commons etc. Just like any other policy community this shared language unites those involved, but from the outside it can appear to set a somewhat technocratic and procedural agenda. As someone relatively new to the…

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Open Government: The global context and the way forward

December 12, 2016 – Tim Hughes

Involve has contributed a chapter - "The role of citizens and civil society in open government reforms" - to a new OECD book - Open Government: The global context and the way forward - launched at the 2016 Open Government Partnership global summit in Paris. The report provides an in-depth, evidence-based analysis of open government initiatives and the challenges…

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After the referendum, what happens next?

June 22, 2016 – Simon Burall

It’s the day before the EU referendum and the vote is still too close to call. It genuinely could go either way. Indeed, at this point, the only thing that it is possible to say with any certainty is that the debate has not helped the UK to reach a shared vision for the future…

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Launching the Open Government Partnership NAP Review

December 3, 2015 – Tim Hughes

18 months ago we set out to develop a tool for civil society in OGP countries to assess how open and ambitious their governments were being in developing their National Action Plans. After countless drafts of questions and two rounds of pilots, we’re pleased to be able to share with you what we’ve come up…

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Highlights and Reflections from the OGP Peer Exchange Workshop in The Hague, 2 – 4 September | Open Government Partnership

September 24, 2014 – Josephine Suherman-Bailey

From Tuesday 2 September to Thursday 4 September, the OGP Civil Society Engagement team together with Involve organised a civil society peer exchange meeting at the Hivos head office in the Hague, the Netherlands. Approximately 20 civil society representatives from past, current, and future OGP Steering Committee member countries gathered to share experiences, knowledge and…

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Tools for civic activism

Published: June 13, 2014

Involve has been commissioned by the Building Change Trust to collect examples of tools and methods that can be used by civil society organisations to enable and support civic activism (i.e. involving citizens in decision making processes). The tools or methods will be usable by civil society organisation working at a local level (e.g. in rural, suburban…

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Civic Activism Tools & Methods: Help needed

June 11, 2014 – Tim Hughes

Involve and the Building Change Trust are collecting examples of tools and methods that can be used by civil society organisations to enable and support civic activism (i.e. involving citizens in decision making processes). We need your help. Please consider taking a few minutes to tell us about a tool or method you use or know of by…

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Data sharing open policy process

Published: May 2, 2014

This open policy process is intended to support civil society organisations, independent experts, and government departments to explore the benefits, risks, limitations and governance for sharing personal data within government. The Government is keen to explore whether some of the barriers to sharing and linking different datasets in government can be removed in order to develop…

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Pathways through Participation

November 30, 2011 – Tim Hughes

Pathways through Participation was a two and a half year (April 2009 - November 2011) qualitative research project, which aimed to improve our understanding of how and why people participate, how their involvement changes over time, and what pathways, if any, exist between different activities.

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