Austin Final IRM Report 2017 – For Public Comment
In 2018, the The Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) is OGP’s accountability arm and the main means of tracking progress in participating countries. The IRM provides independent, evidence-based, and objective ... published its assessment report for Austin’s first Action plans are at the core of a government’s participation in OGP. They are the product of a co-creation process in which government and civil society jointly develop commitments to open governmen..., prepared by the independent researcher, Raymond Weyandt. It covers the full action plan implementation period of January 2017 through December 2017.
The IRM findings are summarized as follows:
Austin developed an action plan with ambitious commitments that centered on improving access to information and civic engagement in key priority areas like homelessness and equitable budgeting. In future action plans, it is important to increase civil society engagement in the design of commitments and strengthen According to OGP’s Articles of Governance, public accountability occurs when ”rules, regulations, and mechanisms in place call upon government actors to justify their actions, act upon criticisms ... More measures.
The version of the report for public comment is available below. The public is invited to comment on the report here. The two-week public comment period closed 20 September 2018.