South Africa End-of-Term Report 2016-2018 – For Public Comment
In 2019, the Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) published the end of term report for South Africa’s third action plan. The report covers the full action plan implementation period of 1 July 2016 through 30 June 2018.
In South Africa, the IRM researcher Tracy-Lynn Humby’s report’s findings are summarized below:
“Under the third action plan, South Africa advanced open budgeting and citizen engagement through the launch of the Vuleka Mali open budget portal; the GovChat engagement application; and the extension of citizen-based monitoring at payment points of the South African Social Security Agency. Following significant changes in government administration, which delayed the finalisation of the self-assessment report and development of the fourth action plan, interim arrangements are in place to put the OGP process back on track.”
The version of the report for public comment is available here. The two-week public comment period closed 21 February 2019.