Accountability, information and openness in pandemic and beyond

Wednesday 03rd March 2021
Accountability, information and openness in pandemic and beyond

The webinar will explore how the COVID pandemic and its consequences have impacted upon public bodies in terms of availability of information, effects upon accountability and transparency of decision making. It will discuss the lessons of that experience during pandemic and the implications for a culture of openness in those bodies post-pandemic. 

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Public Services and Public Finances After Coronavirus

Thursday 28th January 2021
Public Services and Public Finances After Coronavirus

Public finances have changed dramatically in just a few months. Public spending and debt is rising enormously as a consequence of the impact of coronavirus. As lockdown recedes and the emergency measures associated with coronavirus come to an end, the business of delivering core public services remains.

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Scottish Open Government: Delivering on the Scottish Government's Programme of Reforms (conference online)

Tuesday 15th December 2020
Scottish Open Government: Delivering on the Scottish Government's Programme of Reforms (conference online)

This conference discusses the development of open government in Scotland's public bodies and services against the backdrop of the current and next Open Government in Scotland Action Plan published by the Scottish Government and the Scottish Open Government Network. It considers the roles of deliberative democracy, accountability, digital empowerment and co-production in decision making about the shape and funding of public services. It focuses on these opportunities in the context of ambitions on social justice, climate change and achieving net zero and in the immediate challenge of coronavirus pandemic and all its consequences for government and society.

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Fraud in the Time of Coronavirus: Raising awareness of new and emerging risks for the public sector

Thursday 10th December 2020
Fraud in the Time of Coronavirus: Raising awareness of new and emerging risks for the public sector

All of society has been impacted by coronavirus but for some the epidemic has presented criminal opportunity. Fraud - in and associated with the public sector - is a permanent challenge to both the integrity of public finances and to the delivery of public services of the highest standard. Recognised longer term fraud risks remain to be fought. Meanwhile new risks are emerging as systems, practices and public resources are adapted and reshaped to focus on trying to prevent and eradicate the threat of coronavirus.

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