Commitments

09 Open government standard and dashboard

Country: Netherlands
Action Plan: Netherlands Action Plan 2018-2020
Year Action Plan: 2018
 |  End Date: 6/30/2020

From the Action Plan

 
Open WOB: developing and implementing an Open WOB standard and an Open WOB dashboard Open WOB: developing and implementing an Open WOB standard and an Open WOB dashboard
Start and end dates of the action point: 1 July 2018 - 30 June 2020
Main action owner (organisation) Possibly the province of Noord-Holland
Description of the action point
Note: the description below should be formulated such that its promotional effect will be increased.
Which social issue does the action point seek to address? Promoting openness and a transparent government by offering more insight into, and a better understanding of, requests under the Dutch Open Government Act (Wet Openbaarheid van Bestuur - WOB), both as regards content and the procedures followed.
What is the action point? At least ten government organisations should implement Open WOB.
How will the action point contribute to remedying the social issue? The main goal of the action point is to increase transparency by the participating government organisations regarding requests for information, and the decisions following such requests, as well as their usability.
Pro-actively and accessibly publishing decisions to WOB requests will contribute to a transparent government and may contribute to reducing the number of WOB requests.

The Open WOB dashboard will make WOB documents available in an easy to search manner, supplemented by visualisations or graphs with the number of WOB requests, the term and the option to set notifications. Furthermore, the WOB documents will also be made accessible as open data via the Open Wob API, thus making the information suitable for reuse as well. This will also promote customer friendliness and improve service provision and it will contribute to a more open attitude of government organisations.

Why is this action point relevant to OGP values? Open WOB will contribute to a more transparent government by making any government information that has been requested before accessible to everyone, and by improving the quality of the information by improving the opportunities to search and find information.
Additional information The participating government organisations which are going to apply Open WOB will arrange the budgets and human resources needed for this.
Milestone with a verifiable result (please note: SMART) Start date: End date:
Note 1: it should be considered whether a further distinction should be made between real-life trials with a limited group of government organisations and the follow-up step of scaling up.
Note 2: it should be considered whether a distinction should be made between only joining the standard or joining both the standard and the dashboard.
Action plan established 01 September 2018
Recruitment and assembly of a leading group of government organisations that will implement Open WOB in their own organisations 01 October 2018
Drafting a standard (taking into account the different types of data) for access to WOB documents being provided by the Open State Foundation (OSF) and the leading group of government organisations in conjunction with VNG Realisatie and others 31 December 2018
Establishing a standard with VNG Realisatie and others 31 December 2018
Recruiting at least 10 government organisations in order to generate data and make it accessible in accordance with the standard 31 December 2019
Developing the technical part of Open WOB in order to support authorities, the standard, and the uploading of data from their sources at the authorities by OSF 01 July 2019 Friday 31 December 2019
Entering into a Service Level Agreement and adding at least 10 government organisations for the security, management, and hosting of the platform 01 March 2020
Assuring the management function and advice about scaling up by ……….. 01 January 2020 30 June 2020
Contact information
Name of the responsible person representing the main action owner
Position, organisational unit
Email and phone number
Other actors involved Authorities involved The Dutch National Police (?)
The Province of Zuid-Holland (?)
The Association of Netherlands Municipalities (VNG) (subject to approval by the general meeting of members of the VNG)
VNG Realisatie (?)
Municipalities (?)




Other organisations or bodies (such as community organisations or the private sector) Open State Foundation (OSF)



Lead Institution: Possibly the province of Noord-Holland


Support Institution: The Dutch National Police (?) The Province of Zuid-Holland (?) The Association of Netherlands Municipalities (VNG) (subject to approval by the general meeting of members of the VNG) VNG Realisatie (?) Municipalities (?) Open State Foundation (OSF)

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From the IRM Review

 

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