CoST

From transparency to accountability?

Assessing how international multi-stakeholder initiatives are contributing to public governanceAdvocates of open government have created a growing number of public governance-oriented multi-stakeholder initiatives (MSIs).The idea behind these initiatives is to bring reformers together across sectors and national borders, to set goals and standards for voluntary information disclosure and public participation in order to create new opportunities to fight corruption and promote development...

UK review of NAP implementation progress and next steps

One year on from publishing our second NAP, Francis Maude, Minister for the Cabinet Office and the UK representative on the OGP steering committee, met representatives from the OGP UK Civil Society Network to discuss progress, agree next steps and offer his support to ensuring both government and civil society in the UK continues to demonstrate strong open government ambition. Today we are publishing our second round of progress updates on implementation of our NAP commitments. With 21% of...

Brasilia in a nutshell

I thought it would be helpful to note down some thoughts on Brasilia's meeting fast, whilst the memory is still fresh... The event:  Over 1200 attendees, 60 journalists registered with great news/TV coverage with O'Reilly Media's Alex Howard interviewing participants throughout the 2 days and live blogging. We had almost equal numbers government and civil society – the fact that both sides sit at the same table is one the greatest achievements of OGP to date. This is unique compared to...