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How the OGP London Summit can make a difference

This guest blog is from Joe Powell the Deputy Director of the Open Government Partnership Support Unit.
Joe discusses the development of the Open Government Partnership and the potential impact of the London 2013 Summit. 

Guest blog: Insights from the Office for Civil Society’s Compact lead

Jonathan Slater is on secondment at the Office for Civil Society, where he leads on the Compact. Here he discusses some of the key areas he’s been working on during his time there.

The End

So, this is the end. Not for the Compact (online critics relax), but for my time at Compact Voice.

A couple of months ago, I blogged about how the Compact isn’t quite dead yet and I’m pleased to report that it’s still here and alive and well.

Happy Christmas from the Compact Voice team

2012 has been a significant year for Compact Voice. Here we offer a round up of the significant pieces of work, policy developments and achievements that have happened throughout the year.

Guest blog: Championing the Compact in Essex

This guest blog is from Yvette Wetton, Policy and Strategy Officer at Essex County Council.

Yvette discusses how Compact Champions from across the sectors took on a challenge to raise awareness of the Essex Compact during 2012 Compact Week.

Guest blog: Coffee, Cake & Compact

This latest guest bIog is from James Hadman, who is Voice Development Manager at Catalyst, the local voluntary sector infrastructure organisation in Stockton-on-Tees.

Here he discusses the challenges and successes of getting their local Compact 'off the shelf' and raising awareness of it locally.

Is this the end of stories about the end of the Compact?

Probably not.

Another week, another policy change in government and so this must mean the end of the Compact, right?

Gateshead Compact, winner of the Local Compact Award 2011: One year on

Gateshead local Compact won the Local Compact Award in 2011 (pictured). In this guest blog, Linda Whitfield from Gateshead Council reflects on what has changed over the year and how partners in Gateshead are continuing to work together for the benefit of their community. 

Nominations for the 2012 Compact Awards are now open - find out more here.

Getting to grips with Payment by Results

Payment by results is becoming an increasingly common way of funding public services.  The coalition government has moved decisively toward a payment by results (PbR) model in several contracts and has indicated that this approach is likely to grow in the coming years.

In this blog, I'll outline what PbR is, how it relates to the Compact and some of the challenges and opportunities it presents for voluntary and community organisations.

Guest blog: What does a local Compact Officer actually do?

Our latest guest blog is by Sue Beer, who is part time Compact Officer at CASE Kent. Sue works across four districts in East Kent, and the post is currently supported by a Big Lottery grant. Here Sue discusses the challenges and responsibilities of being a Local Compact Officer.

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