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Govtech Summit (FR0043)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: France Action Plan 2018-2020

Action Plan Cycle: 2018

Status: Active

Institutions

Lead Institution: Minister of State for the Digital Sector, attached to the Prime Minister

Support Institution(s): NA

Policy Areas

Capacity Building, Science & Technology

IRM Review

IRM Report: France Design Report 2018-2020

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Yes

Relevant to OGP Values: Pending IRM Review

Potential Impact:

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review

Description

Organize an international GovTech summit in France
Lead institution(s):
Minister of State for the Digital Sector, attached to the Prime Minister
New commitment
OGP principles with which the commitment is associated:
Innovation and technology for openness
Challenges
If we want the open government mindset to catch on, we need not only proactive efforts on the part of Government itself, but also support for the stakeholders who are busy working in this sense. For the past few years now, these stakeholders have included specialist startups referred to as GovTech and civic tech, which are cropping up all over France and promoting both the digital transformation of public entities and the betterment of democratic and civic life through digital technology.
Ambitions
The Government's ambition is to bring the GovTech ecosystem fully into the limelight by cementing France's position as a country of authority on the subject and by showcasing the success stories.
The road map in detail

Organise an international summit on open government and support for GovTech startups as early as 2018 Semester 2 2018
Hold the summit again in 2019 and beyond 2019 and beyond

IRM Midterm Status Summary

14. Organise an international GovTech summit in France

Language of the commitment as it appears in the action plan:

If we want the open government mindset to catch on, we need not only proactive efforts on the part of Government itself, but also support for the stakeholders who are busy working in this sense. For the past few years now, these stakeholders have included specialist startups referred to as GovTech and civic tech, which are cropping up all over France and promoting both the digital transformation of public entities and the betterment of democratic and civic life through digital technology.

The Government's ambition is to bring the GovTech ecosystem fully into the limelight by cementing France's position as a country of authority on the subject and by showcasing the success stories. [57]

Milestones

14.1 Organise an international summit on open government and support for GovTech startups as early as 2018

14.2 Hold the summit again in 2019 and beyond

Start Date: 2018

End Date: 2020

Context and Objectives

This commitment aims to build on the work of the French tech industry, which has been increasingly involved in developing digital tools to facilitate e-government and improve democracy. By hosting a global GovTech summit in 2018, 2019, and beyond, the government aims to bring together public officials and French GovTech and civic tech actors to generate a dialogue. The government also expects the summit to give France a position of influence in the tech field. Videos of the roundtables are available on YouTube. [58]

The commitment concerns the organization of an event and does not provide any details about how such an event would contribute to open government. Thus, the IRM researcher considered the commitment, as written, not relevant to OGP values.

This commitment is specific enough to be verifiable. The commitment focuses on hosting events and the milestones contain measurable deliverables. The IRM researcher deems this initiative to have no potential impact beyond improving France’s reputation as a pioneer country in the digital innovation field. As written, the commitment does not provide sufficient information to gauge the potential impact.

Next steps

Given that this summit has already taken place, the IRM researcher suggests not carrying forward this commitment into the next action plan. If the summit becomes a regular event, the government could:

  • Put more focus on technology for transparency, participation, and anti-corruption, to make it even more relevant to open government values;
  • Include sessions for the wider public, such as trainings, workshops, and thematic sessions that would be of interest to other civil society organizations (e.g., from the environmental field, human rights).
[57] For a Transparent and Collaborative Government: France National Action Plan 2018–2020, https://www.opengovpartnership.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/France-Action-Plan-2018-2020-English.pdf (accessed on 10 January 2019).
[58] The GovTech Summit, Youtube. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMg-JO_xHSMkmjrDJ6QYp0Q/videos (accessed on 25 October 2019)

Commitments

  1. Transparency of Public Services

    FR0030, 2018, E-Government

  2. Transparency of Public Procurement

    FR0031, 2018, Access to Information

  3. Transparency of Development Aid

    FR0032, 2018, Access to Information

  4. Expand Open Data

    FR0033, 2018, Access to Information

  5. Improved Data Policies and Administration

    FR0034, 2018, Access to Information

  6. Transparency of Public Algorithms

    FR0035, 2018, E-Government

  7. Open Data at Sub-National Level

    FR0036, 2018, Access to Information

  8. State AI Lab

    FR0037, 2018, Automated Decision-Making

  9. Administrative Capacity-Building

    FR0038, 2018, Capacity Building

  10. Public Service Incubators

    FR0039, 2018, Capacity Building

  11. Streamline Data Flows

    FR0040, 2018, Access to Information

  12. Open Etat Forum

    FR0041, 2018, E-Government

  13. Online Procedures Dashboard

    FR0042, 2018, E-Government

  14. Govtech Summit

    FR0043, 2018, Capacity Building

  15. Imrove Public Consultation Mechanisms

    FR0044, 2018, E-Government

  16. International Transparency and Citizen Participation

    FR0045, 2018, Aid

  17. Public Pariticipation in Sustainable Development

    FR0046, 2018, Access to Information

  18. Open Science

    FR0047, 2018, Access to Information

  19. Citizen Involvement in Cour Des Comptes

    FR0048, 2018, Access to Information

  20. Private Sector Transparency

    FR0049, 2018, Access to Information

  21. Access to Information on Public Officials

    FR0050, 2018, Access to Information

  22. Open Regional and Local Authorities' Data

    FR0001, 2015, Access to Information

  23. Publish Municipal Council Decisions and Reports Online

    FR0002, 2015, E-Government

  24. Publish Building Permits in Open Data Format

    FR0003, 2015, Access to Information

  25. Starred commitment Increase Transparency in Public Procurement

    FR0004, 2015, Access to Information

  26. Improve Transparency in International Development Aid

    FR0005, 2015, Access to Information

  27. Open Access to Public Policy Evaluations

    FR0006, 2015, E-Government

  28. Involve Citizens in Cour Des Comptes Work

    FR0007, 2015, Access to Information

  29. Access to Public Officials Transparency Obligations

    FR0008, 2015, Access to Information

  30. Starred commitment Beneficial Ownership

    FR0009, 2015, Anti-Corruption

  31. Transparency in Extractive Industries

    FR0010, 2015, Anti-Corruption

  32. Transparency in International Trade Commercial Negotiations

    FR0011, 2015, Access to Information

  33. Fix My Neighborhood

    FR0012, 2015, E-Government

  34. Digital Fix-It

    FR0013, 2015, Access to Information

  35. Co-Produce Data Infrastructure with Civil Society

    FR0014, 2015, Access to Information

  36. Starred commitment Open Legal Resources

    FR0015, 2015, Access to Information

  37. Reform Participatory Mechanisms

    FR0016, 2015, Open Regulations

  38. Mediation and Justice

    FR0017, 2015, Access to Justice

  39. Starred commitment Open and Circulate Data

    FR0018, 2015, Access to Information

  40. Open Calculation Models and Simulators

    FR0019, 2015, Access to Information

  41. Open Platform for Government Resources

    FR0020, 2015, E-Government

  42. Improve Public Services Through E-Government and User Interaction

    FR0021, 2015, E-Government

  43. Empower Civil Society to Support Schools

    FR0022, 2015, E-Government

  44. Diversify Recruitment Within Public Institutions

    FR0023, 2015, Capacity Building

  45. Culture Change

    FR0024, 2015, Capacity Building

  46. Spread Public Innovation

    FR0025, 2015, Capacity Building

  47. Starred commitment Protect Against Conflicts of Interest

    FR0026, 2015, Anti-Corruption

  48. Civil Society & Transparency in COP21 Conference Planning

    FR0027, 2015, Environment and Climate

  49. Open Data and Climate/Sustainable Development

    FR0028, 2015, Access to Information

  50. Collaborate with Civil Society on Climate and Sustainable Development

    FR0029, 2015, Environment and Climate

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