The revolution may be secret

Guest post by David Banisar, Article 19 This week in New York at the UN General Assembly meetings on the future of the Millennium Development Goals, the call for “revolution” has been heard throughout the rooms and halls of the United Nations and in the cafés, hotels,...

Ten years of FOI

Guest post by Lydia Medland, Freedom of Information Advocates Network (FOIAnet) Coordinator.     Over the last 10 years the right of access to information, or “freedom of information”, has spread exponentially. Laws have been passed in over 40 countries...

World Bank to publish contract details online

World Bank contracts will be available online as part of a global initiative to fight corruption and get governments to disclose their deals with private companies. In Johannesburg this week for the first Open contracting initiative meeting, Sanjay Pradhan,...

New UK Government data release

The UK Government announced it will release new data about public services – including where British aid money is spent – on the official data website data.gov.uk. Commenting on the Department for International Development (DfID) aid data, Publish What You...

UK Civil Society Perspectives on National Action Plan

A coalition of Civil Society Organisations have produced a collaborative analysis of the UK National Action Plan and wider open government policy environment. All countries subscribing to the Open Government Partnership have to submit a National Action Plan (NAP)...