New Zealand Design Report 2018–2020 – For Public Comment
In 2019, the Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) published the Design Report for New Zealand’s third action plan (2018-2020). The report covers the development of the action plan and the design of its commitments.
In New Zealand, the IRM 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.”
The version of the report for public comment is available in English below. The two-week public comment period closed 14 October 2019.