New Zealand End-of-Term Report 2014-2016
In early 2017, the Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) published the end of term report for New Zealand’s first action plan. The report covers the full action plan implementation period of 1 July 2014 through 30 June 2016.
In New Zealand, the findings from the IRM researcher, Steven Price, are summarized below:
“The New Zealand government made some improvements to access to information and civic participation. The government released new datasets and consulted CSOs on public engagement practices. However, the government’s process falls short of OGP’s co-creation guidelines, the commitments lacked clear activities for implementation, and the gains were marginal. With the next action plan, the government could focus on creating opportunities for stakeholders to be involved in implementing commitments.”
The final report is available below. The two-week public comment period closed on 20 January 2017.