New Zealand End-of-Term Report 2016-2018
In 2019, the Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) published the end of term report for New Zealand’s second action plan. The report covers the full action plan implementation period from July 2016 through August 2018.
The report’s findings are summarized below:
Although this report reflects high commitment completion, change in government practice stood as marginal overall. Notably, the government’s early efforts to improve access to legislation could provide major efficiencies for lawyers and the public. In future action plans, the government could fully reform the Official Information Act and add open government performance to public sector chief executives’ contracts and to the new well-being indicators.
The two-week public comment period closed Thursday, 21 February 2019.