Open Government Partnership Update

There has been a flurry of activity over the last couple of months as the Government scrambles to release New Zealand's second Open Government Partnership National Action Plan by the October deadline.

OGP Grand Challange

In August, TINZ submitted recommendations for New Zealand’s second Open Government Partnership (OGP) National Action Plan (NAP). Among the recommendations were a call for more ambition in creating the next NAP and developing channels of communication for improving engagement with citizens.

TINZ participated in a number of workshops conducted by engage2 and the State Services Commission. The workshops were productive and a solid source of ideas and recommendations.

The current State Services Team is late to the effort. They recognized the need to make up lost time. All involved are determined to continue this process into the next National Action Plan. The ambition is for significantly increased citizen involvement and to promote substantial open government improvements in the spirit of the OGP grand challenge.

The SSC is due to provide a draft National Action Plan for Cabinet’s approval in September. TINZ is keen to see the output of this process. The expectation is that the plan will be a solid roadmap for achievable objectives over the next few years.

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Recent Activity

Corruption Perceptions Index 2016 TINZ media release
Transparency International’s 2016 Corruption Perception Index (TI CPI) has found that the New Zealand and Denmark public sectors are the least corrupt in the world. 25 Jan, 2017

TINZ OGP Submission
Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) submitted recommendations for New Zealand’s second Open Government Partnership (OGP) National Action Plan (NAP). Among the recommendations were a call for more ambition in creating NAPs and developing channels of communication for improving engagement with citizens. 19 Aug, 2016

Safeguarding the public interest in research
1 Aug, 2016

EU and New Zealand tax transparency
1 Aug, 2016

London Summit 2016 NZ Statement Commitments Progress
31 Jul, 2016

New Zealand Country Statement Anti Corruption Summit London 2016
29 May, 2016

Shewan Inquiry Submission Media Release
TINZ has provided its submission to the Shewan Inquiry calling on the government to widen the terms of reference to protect New Zealand's reputation and future proof our laws following the release of the "Panama papers". 21 May, 2016

CPI 2015 TINZ Media Release
Corruption Free? NZ drops again. New Zealand has fallen to fourth place in the Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI). 26 Jan, 2016