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.


Recent Activity

Protect our whistleblowers
Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) is calls for better whistleblower protection. 8 Aug, 2017

Auditor General resignation requires transparency
Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) calls on Parliament to release the report by Sir Maarten Wevers that lead to the resignation of Auditor-General Martin Matthews. 5 Aug, 2017

TINZ applauds decline in foreign trusts
Government implementation of tougher disclosure requirements for foreign trusts have led to around 75% discontinuing or exiting New Zealand. 9 Jul, 2017

Public Sector Integrity Media Release
State Services Commission took a very positive step in addressing a key recommendation of TINZ's Integrity Plus 2013 New Zealand National Integrity System Assessment by advertising a role for Deputy Commissioner, Integrity, Ethics and Standards. 11 May, 2017

Corruption Perceptions Index 2016 TINZ media release
Transparency International 25 Jan, 2017