South Africa Mid-Term Report 2016-2018 – For Public Comment
We invite you to comment on the Independent Reporting Mechanism’s Year 1 Progress Report for South Africa’s third action plan. The two-week public comment period closed on 27 February 2018.
In early 2018, the Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) published the Year 1 progress report for South Africa’s second action plan. The report covers the first year of action plan implementation: July 2016 through June 2017.
In South Africa, the findings from the IRM researcher, Tracy-Lynn Humby are summarized below:
“South Africa’s third national action plan addressed a range of issues including public service delivery, budget transparency and access to government data. While most commitments were substantially completed, civil society expressed concerns about the overall lack of ambition and the recent transition of OGP leadership. Moving forward, the government needs to clarify the mandate and structure of the national OGP coordinator, engage civil society in a more inclusive way and enhance openness in high risk areas, such as budget spending and public procurement.”