Francis Maude

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Eye-Watering Budgets Need Eye-Opening Honesty - Why the Government Must Get Projects Right

(6) Comments | Posted May 23, 2014 | 4:24 AM

We're a country of canals, railways and sweeping suspension bridges; of Smeaton, Bazalgette and Brunel. Great Victorian innovators and engineers who, with a shovel or a spirit level, fired up the industrial revolution at home and took their expertise overseas to help build the modern world.

Today this Government's...

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Taking the Message of Open Government to Burma

(2) Comments | Posted February 20, 2013 | 5:46 AM

Let's be honest. Burma isn't the first country that comes to mind when one talks about open government. Yet despite its ongoing challenges, Burma has made huge strides towards reform and openness in the past few years. That's why, as lead chair of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), the international...

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Digital Strategies for Winning the Global Race

(5) Comments | Posted December 21, 2012 | 6:53 AM

As the world has changed so must the civil service. It's now possible to communicate instantaneously with friends around the world, to buy Christmas presents online, or to follow breaking news on Twitter. Inevitably the public expects that when they interact with the state they can enjoy the same speed...

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A Practical Vision for Open Government

(6) Comments | Posted December 11, 2012 | 6:00 PM

The movement for transparency and openness in government took decisive steps forward last week.

As lead co-chair of the Open Government Partnership, the UK hosted the first ministerial level meeting in Britain of this growing international initiative. But this meeting wasn't just symbolically significant. We put in place key...

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Transparency and Open Government - Moving Beyond the Point of No Return

(5) Comments | Posted November 30, 2012 | 6:00 PM

This is a pivotal moment for international transparency and open government. Just over a year after it was launched, the Open Government Partnership has 58 members, covering a third of the world's population. The United Kingdom is now lead chair of the partnership. We are at the helm of this...

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Open Government Partnership - the UK Takes the lead

(16) Comments | Posted September 26, 2012 | 5:40 AM

The transparency movement has opened a Pandora's Box. It's transforming the world for the better. And now we have started, there's just no going back. But why would you want to stop transparency, even if you could?

Open data is driving growth and prosperity. Data is the raw material of...

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