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The Second Open Government Partnership National Action Plan has been released

On 22 October, 2016 State Services Minister Paula Bennett announced New Zealand's second Open Government Partnership (OGP) National Action Plan for 2016-18 (NAP).

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This plan is a solid roadmap to achieving more openness in government and will foster greater public participation in government.

The NAP includes the following key commitments:

  • Commitment 1: Open Budget - presenting budget data in ways that make it easy to understand.
  • Commitment 2: Improve access to official information by publishing responses to requests on government websites and developing principles for more proactive release.
  • Commitment 5: We will build a flexible and enduring platform for engagement between the New Zealand government and New Zealand communities around the Open Government Partnership.
  • Commitment 7: Improving policy practices. We will improve knowledge of tools and techniques policy makers can use to create more open and user led policy.

The OGP process is continuous. It is critical to New Zealand's democracy and reputation to implement this NAP and to start immediately on the 2018 NAP. In order to assume leadership in the OGP, this third NAP will need to incorporate much broader citizen involvement and additional new ambitious recommendations.

TINZ is determined to support - and prod - the government and actively promote broader civil society involvement.

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