Open Government Partnership (OGP)
The State Services Commission coordinates New Zealand's OGP membership to make government more open and responsive.
9 February 2016: New Zealand Publishes its 2014-16 Mid-Term Self- Assessment Report. Available here: Open Government Partnership New Zealand Mid-term Self-assessment Report (January 2016) (PDF, 1MB)
The Open Government Partnership (OGP) is an international forum where countries work together to ensure that member governments are more open, accountable and responsive to citizens.
The New Zealand government accepted an invitation to join the OGP in 2013. As part of our membership, we are required to demonstrate through an Action Plan of commitments how the government will implement the OGP principles of transparency, accountability, technology and innovation, and civil society participation in government.
New Zealand's 2014-2016 Action Plan focuses on the:
- Better Public Services Results programme
- Government ICT Strategy and Action Plan to 2017
- Kia Tūtahi Relationship Accord; and
- Transparency International New Zealand's 2013 National Integrity System assessment.
The Government, as a signatory of the Kia Tūtahi Relationship Accord, is committed to championing its principles and intent. To demonstrate the Government’s commitment to putting the principles of the Kia Tūtahi Relationship Accord and the OGP into practice, the State Services Commission has established a Stakeholder Advisory Group which, in partnership with the government, will provide advice on OGP Action Plan commitments and assist with the development of the 2016-2018 Action Plan.
The State Services Commissioner announced membership of the Stakeholder Advisory Group on 4 August 2015.
New Zealand Mid-term Self-assessment Report
The New Zealand government is also obligated to report on progress on New Zealand's achievement against its action plan and has released its mid–term self–assessment report.
- Open Government Partnership New Zealand Mid-term Self-assessment Report (January 2016) (PDF, 1MB)
- Submissions Received
Comments are welcome, please email NZOGP_ActionPlan@ssc.govt.nz.
- Update on New Zealand’s second National Action Plan development.
- 'New Zealand reaffirms commitment to open government' - Media release from Minister of State Services, Hon Paula Bennett, 31 October 2014
- New Zealand Open Government Partnership Action Plan 2014-2016
- OGP reviewer feedback (PDF 48KB)
- Cabinet Paper SEC(14)42: 'Action Plan for the Open Government Partnership' (PDF 93KB)
- Cabinet paper ERD(13)25: 'Agreement to Join Open Government Partnership' (PDF 2.9MB)
- Stakeholder Advisory Group Meeting Agendas and Papers
- Draft 2014-15 OGP Mid-Term Assessment (archived) (650KB)
- Open Government Partnership
- New Zealand country page at the Open Government Partnership website
- Address to Open Government Working Group, Indonesia by the Minister of Internal Affairs Hon Peter Dunne. 6 May 2014.