Action Plan complete! Congratulations and thanks to everyone. Official launch in Jan 2019


(Niamh Webster) #1

Official submission of the Action Plan to the international Open Government Partnership. Congratulations and thank you to everyone who has been involved.

Very pleased to say that we are now publishing Scotland’s Second Action Plan on Open Government. We have submitted it to the international Open Government Partnership, as is required for our continued membership and have met the negociated deadline. Our Action Plan contains commitments on improvements to openness, transparency, involving people, and accountability of public services. This has been produced in partnership by the Scottish Government and with you, the Scottish Open Government Network

Read the Action Plan here:
Scotlands Open Government Action Plan 2018-20 - Action Plan and summaries - 5 Dec 2018 - final.pdf (453.3 KB)
Scotlands Open Government Action Plan 2018-20 - Commitments in detail - 5 Dec 2018 - final.pdf (203.1 KB)

Read a full update on our blog post: Action plan on open government - launch coming soon

Official launch coming in January 2019

We will officially launch this Action Plan in January 2019. Today’s publication is a soft launch as a formal submission to the Open Government Partnership. This is a requirement of being a member of this international collaboration of governments around the world. The document at the moment is presented in a format required for the Open Government Partnership worldwide, which makes sure all Action Plans include certain information and meet the same standards.

We will publish a more easily accessible version of this Action Plan for the official publication launch in January. We will explore publishing this in a variety of formats. We welcome advice on this, please leave a comment or email us at ingage@gov.scot if you have ideas for how this could be done, such as Easy Read and Plain English versions.

Thanks and stay involved - this isn’t the end!

Thanks again to everyone who has been involved. Stay tuned for the official launch event and publication in January 2019.

Publishing this Action Plan is only the beginning! These commitments will be delivered over 2018-20 and we welcome involvement in helping deliver these together. We will be working closely with the Open Government Network to deliver the commitments so there are plenty of opportunities to get involved.

For those of you who haven’t been directly involved so far and want to know more, you can find out more about how this has been developed and who else was involved in the Action Plan document itself or read our other blog updates, below.

Read a full update on our blog post: Action plan on open government - launch coming soon

Follow @opengovscot or @OGP_Scotland or see #OpenGovScot for more info.


(Ruchir Shah) #2

Thanks for the update Niamh, and well done to you and the steering group for getting to this milestone.


(Ross Clark) #3

This is great, thanks Niamh. Online Identity Assurance team looking to build on our part in this into 2019.

Ross