Open Government Partnership: Review for public comment

The New Zealand Government is currently implementing its 3rd Open Government Partnership (OGP) National Action Plan (2018-2020). This incorporates 12 Commitments. 

The international OGP’s Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) has reviewed this plan and recently published its New Zealand Design Report 2018–2020 (version for public comment). This report covers the development of the action plan and the design of its commitments. It does not comment on progress towards achieving each commitment that will be a focus of the next IRM review in 2020. 

The IRM New Zealand researcher, Keitha Booth’s findings are summarized below:

“New Zealand’s third action plan reflects an effort to move beyond access to information commitments and includes other areas such as participation in democracy and public participation to develop policy and services. The co-creation process benefited from wider public engagement and is an improvement from previous years. Local government engagement and public participation are areas of opportunities for future action plans.”

Public comment invited until 14 October 2019

Comments are invited on the report, during the two-week public comment period ending at close of business on Monday 14 October 2019.

The IRM report itself is New Zealand_Design_Report_2018-2020_(version for-public-comment).

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