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Action Plan Performance Indicators (IL0025)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Israel Action Plan 2017-2019

Action Plan Cycle: 2017

Status: Inactive

Institutions

Lead Institution: Department of Home Affairs, Planning and Development, the Prime Minister’s Office

Support Institution(s): Policy planning departments in government ministries and units

Policy Areas

E-Government

IRM Review

IRM Report: Israel Implementation Report 2017-2019, Israel Design Report 2017-2019

Starred: No

Early Results: Marginal

Design i

Verifiable: Yes

Relevant to OGP Values: Access to Information

Potential Impact:

Implementation i

Completion:

Description

What is the public problem that the commitment will address?
Making data publicly accessible, as a tool for enhancing the public’s ability to monitor the government’s fulfillment of commitments that are published in the work plans, and to increase the government’s accountability. What is the commitment?
Publicizing the data on monitoring of performance indicators, which are published in the book of government work plans.
The data on main performance indicators only, from the book of work plans for 2016, were publicized on the following link: http://www.pmo.gov.il/policyplanning/mimshal/Documents/D2016.pdf How will the commitment contribute to solve the public problem?
Making the data on performance indicators publicly accessible provides a more complete picture of the fulfillment of commitments by government ministries and units in relation to various subjects. This situation report helps the public monitor the implementation of government policies and helps the government inculcate norms of reporting the fulfillment of its commitments to the public. Why is this commitment relevant to OGP values?
Transparency, accountability; Milestone Activity with a verifiable deliverable: Publicizing the data on all performance indicators, which were published in the book of work plans for 2017 – 2018
5.2018
To be carried out as of this year and thereafter

IRM Midterm Status Summary

3. Publicizing data on action plan performance indicators

Language of the commitment as it appears in the action plan: [9]

“Publicizing the data on monitoring of performance indicators, which are published in the book of government work plans. The data on main performance indicators only, from the book of work plans for 2016, were publicized on the following link: http://www.pmo.gov.il/policyplanning/mimshal/Documents/D2016.pdf

Milestone

3.1 Publicizing the data on all performance indicators, which were published in the book of work plans for 2017–2018

Start Date: May 2018

End Date: To be carried out as of this year and thereafter

Context and Objectives

This commitment plans to make available to the public an online resource assessing the level of implementation of government resolutions according to measurable indicators with numeric values. This complements the information offered to the public under Commitment 2, with the specific aim of reporting on OGP action plan commitments.

Like Commitment 2, the publication of such reports makes this commitment easily verifiable. Regarding the potential impact, this commitment does not offer any new government action towards information, as such reports have been published in the past (such as that linked to in the action plan). Therefore, the potential impact is coded as “none,” as it adds nothing new to the situation prior to the start of the action plan.

Next steps

Like Commitment 2, the IRM researchers recommend not carrying this activity forward to the next action plan.

[9] Government OCT Authority, Open Government Action Plan for 2018–2019, pgs. 19-20 https://www.opengovpartnership.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Israel_Action-Plan_2017-2019_EN.pdf

IRM End of Term Status Summary

3. Publicizing data on action plan performance indicators

Language of the commitment as it appears in the action plan: [16]

“Publicizing the data on monitoring of performance indicators, which are published in the book of government work plans. The data on main performance indicators only, from the book of work plans for 2016, were publicized on the following link: http://www.pmo.gov.il/policyplanning/mimshal/Documents/D2016.pdf

Milestone

3.1 Publicizing the data on all performance indicators, which were published in the book of work plans for 2017–2018

Start Date: May 2018

End Date: To be carried out as of this year and thereafter

This commitment aimed to present to the public the actual indicators used to assess the completion of government work plans. [17] These work plans mostly flow from resolutions where the implementation is reported under Commitment 2. Prior to the action plan, the public had limited ability to assess and understand those reports published under Commitment 2 without the data published under this commitment.

The indicator reports were published for each of the years within the current action plan period (2017 and 2018). Therefore, the commitment has been completed. [18] A similar report was published for the year 2016, [19] but not in as detailed a manner as in the two reports published in the course of this action plan. The new reports include many more indicators, offering a more detailed look into government plans. For instance, they go beyond general plans regarding the number of public housing units to be constructed to also offer plans for specific areas. Also, they include not only “productivity indicators” (number of units constructed) but also “impact indicators” (length of wait periods for applicants approved public housing to enter their units). With this added information, the 2019 plan was 810 pages, [20] compared to the 2016 plan that was 204 pages. These more detailed indicators allow for greater public scrutiny of previously published indicators, but offer only marginal new information or understanding of government operations.

[16] “Open Government Action Plan for 2018–2019”, Government OCT Authority, pp. 19–20 https://www.opengovpartnership.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Israel_Action-Plan_2017-2019_EN.pdf.

[17] “Open Government Action Plan for 2018–2019”, Government OCT Authority, pg. 19, https://www.opengovpartnership.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Israel_Action-Plan_2017-2019_EN.pdf.

[18] “Report of the execution of work plans 2017”, Department of Policy Planning, Prime Minister’s Office, March 2018, available [in Hebrew] at http://www.pmo.gov.il/policyplanning/mimshal/Documents/plan2017.pdf; “Report of Work Plan Implementation for 2018”, Department of Policy Planning, Prime Minister’s Office, May 2019, available [in Hebrew] at http://www.pmo.gov.il/policyplanning/mimshal/Documents/report200519.pdf.

[19] “Reporting key indices for 2016”, Department of Policy Planning, Prime Minister’s Office, 2017, available [in Hebrew] at http://www.pmo.gov.il/policyplanning/mimshal/Documents/D2016.pdf.

[20] “Reporting key indices for 2016”, Department of Policy Planning, Prime Minister’s Office, 2017, available [in Hebrew] at http://www.pmo.gov.il/policyplanning/mimshal/Documents/D2016.pdf.


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