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Check Progress

The page is a central resource to provide quick access to OGP events, reports and updates in chronological order.

2018

10 August 2018 – Update for Third National Action Plan

The EAP met with officials on 8 August and have provided feedback on a first draft of the Third National Plan. There will be an opportunity for you to comment on the draft Third National Action Plan. We are still working through the exact timing, but this is likely to be in late September or early October. 

3 August 2018 - Third National Action Plan Update 

Our last update has raised a few queries. The development of the 2018-20 Plan has been going for some time and the information has been shared across a few channels. To make it a bit easier click on this link  http://www.ogp.org.nz/check-progress/. This will take you to all the relevant information in one place and in order. We are also making a few changes to the website to make it easier to find what you need.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at ogpnz@ssc.govt.nz

31 July 2018 – Third National Action Plan Update

Since our last update, we've continued to work with the Expert Advisory Panel and officials on the third National Action Plan.

We're now approaching the end stages of the process. During August and September, the Plan will be finalised and considered by Government for approval.

After this it will be submitted to the OGP International. We are confident that taking this time to make sure we get the plan right will give us the best outcomes over the next two years.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at ogpnz@ssc.govt.nz

19 July 2018 – Third National Action Plan Update

In our last update we let you know that on Monday 2 July, the Expert Advisory Panel (EAP), officials and representatives from each of the workshops came together to work with the themes and explore options for potential commitments in the next National Action Plan.

On Wednesday 11 July the EAP and officials met again to continue that work.  Through those conversations, three areas of focus for the plan have been agreed.  Those are participation in democracy, collaboration to develop policy and services, and transparency and accountability.

We’re now working through the actions that could be included in the plan, and these will then go to Ministers for consideration. 

Some of the types of actions we’re looking at include:

  • making it easier for people to understand and engage with Parliament and have their say
  • improving how public service agencies engage with New Zealanders when developing policy advice or designing services
  • projects to make data held by government more accessible and to explain how data is being used and protected.

We are now well on our way to creating the third National Action Plan.  Be sure to check in for our next update soon.

27 June 2018 - Website Updates

We have recently published Progress Reports on each commitment for the Second National Action Plan for the period March 2017 to March 2018 at: Second National Action Plan 

Meeting papers for the Expert Advisory Panel from March 2017 to April 2018 are available at: Expert Advisory Panel

Meeting papers for the Officials Group from March 2017 to April 2018 are available at: Officials Group

Key documents for the National Action Plans prior to March 2017 are available on the State Services Commission website at: Open Government Partnership

We appreciated feedback that alerted us to the need to update this website with documents that were previously available. We will install relevant archival material prior to March 2017 over the next few months, as well as continuing to publish latest updates and progress reports.

27 June 2018 - Third National Action Plan Update

As you know from our last update, we received 449 ideas to consider for New Zealand’s third National Action Plan. Thanks once again to everyone who contributed.

Those ideas have now been grouped in to seven themes by the Expert Advisory Panel, working with government officials.

The seven themes are:

  1. All New Zealanders know how our democracy and system of government works and how they can participate; they are empowered to contribute to wider community life.
  2. Government and New Zealanders work collaboratively to shape policy decisions and design of public services.
  3. Increase government transparency/accountability.
  4. All New Zealanders can access government information and services easily – in whatever way works for them.
  5. Enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of public services.
  6. Environment supports a free and independent media to increase transparency of government decision-making.
  7. New Zealanders can access government information resources for innovation.

Some of the themes have additional sub-themes as well. You can view them all, how they tie in to the ideas and the flipcharts from each of our workshops here

On Monday 2 July, the EAP, officials and representatives from each of the workshops will come together to work with the themes and explore options for potential commitments in the next National Action Plan.

We’ll keep you posted as work progresses. Be sure to keep an eye on the website and our social media channels for regular updates.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

8 June 2018 - Third National Action Plan Update

The idea generation phase of the third National Action Plan has now come to a close.

In addition to those that came in via the website, we held six workshops around the country, including one with high school students in Dunedin, to generate ideas for commitments in our Action Plan.

Thank you to everyone who took part. It was great to have people with so much knowledge, and a wide range of experiences and perspectives coming together to share their thoughts on how we can improve open government in New Zealand.

In total, we received 449 ideas to consider. Those ideas are all up on the website.

On Tuesday 5 June, the Expert Advisory Panel and members of the Open Government Partnership team at State Services Commission got together to review the ideas, and group them in to themes ahead of the Synthesis Workshop to be held on 2 July. Representatives from each of the public workshops have been invited to participate in this next phase.

The Synthesis Workshop will identify the preferred groups of ideas to be explored further for the potential to become a commitment in the next National Action Plan. We aim to present 5 to 15 commitments to Government for consideration.

We’ll keep you posted as work progresses. Be sure to keep an eye on the website and our social media channels for regular updates.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at ogpnz@ssc.govt.nz.

8 June 2018 - Workshops have now been held

We've now held four workshops for the development of ideas for New Zealand's third National Action Plan. 

These workshops were held in:

  • Auckland, 21 May, Offices of the Ministry for Pacific Peoples, Manukau
  • Wellington, 23 May, National Library
  • Christchurch, 24 May, Riccarton Park Function Centre
  • Wellington, 29 May, National Library.

You can check out all the ideas that were generated online.

18 April 2018 - Open Government Partnership Workshop dates and locations confirmed

Registrations are now open for the Open Government Partnership Workshops.  The workshops are being held in the following locations:

  • Auckland, 21 May, Offices of the Ministry for Pacific Peoples, Manukau
  • Wellington, 23 May, National Library
  • Christchurch, 24 May, Riccarton Park Function Centre

Please go to the registration page to secure your place.

Timeline for development of the Third National Action Plan

April – May 2018

You can talk to us through social media (Twitter and LinkedIn), post ideas on our online discussion forum and register to attend one of the workshops.

The deadline for posting your ideas is 31 May 2018. This will ensure your ideas can contribute to development of commitments in the next National Action Plan.

June – July 2018

You will be able to comment on the themes and ideas that have emerged from the workshops over this period.

We will be working with representatives from interested groups and from the workshops, as well as officials from government agencies, to distil the ideas into draft commitments for consideration by responsible Ministers and Cabinet.

August – September 2018

The plan will be finalised and we will be preparing for implementation.

2017

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2016

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2015

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2014

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