Open Government Partnership report on New Zealand's first action plan

At the end of February 2017, the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) published the end of term report for New Zealand’s first National Action Plan (NAP). The report covers the full action plan implementation period of 1 July 2014 through 30 June 2016.

In the summary of findings from the IRM researcher Steven Price, it is noted that: "the government’s process falls short of OGP’s co-creation guidelines, the commitments lacked clear activities for implementation, and the gains were marginal."

This assessment was as expected. It follows from a draft report that extensively described the shortcoming of the first NAP.

New Zealand is currently working to fulfil the commitments of its second National Action Plan submitted in September 2016.

The end of term report is available on the Open Government Partnership website.

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