5 February 2012

No transparency, no aid, says Maude

In April, the UK takes over as co chair of the Open Government Partnership, an initiative launched with the US and Brazil last autumn to promote the opening of government data. Maude said the partnership now has "over 50 members signed up to making a reality of transparency and participation for their citizens". The theme of the UK's leadership will be transparency driving prosperity and combating poverty, he said.