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Dilemma Logic (NL0029)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Netherlands Action Plan 2018-2020

Action Plan Cycle: 2018

Status: Active

Institutions

Lead Institution: Information Council (VoRa)

Support Institution(s): VNG, IPO SCP, EUR, NSOB, WRR

Policy Areas

Capacity Building, E-Government

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Pending IRM Review

Relevant to OGP Values: Not Relevant

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review

Description

Dilemma logic
1 July 2018 - 30 June 2020
Main action owner (organisation) Information Council (VoRa)?
Description of the action point
Which social issue does the action point seek to address? • Dissatisfaction among citizens and entrepreneurs about government policy reveals a need for more recognition of public unease about the reasons behind government interference, the considerations and the steps on which policy, implementation and compliance are based.
What is the action point? • Awareness of the need to pay attention to dilemmas at an early stage and how to communicate this when developing policy (‘dilemma logic’).
• Professionalisation of the presentation of dilemmas and the presence of administrators and civil servants
• The initial focus is on national government, after which the initiative will be rolled out to other levels of government.
How will the action point contribute to remedying the social issue? • Perceived incentive for the fairness (procedural justice) of government actions
• Better recognition of how and why government actions are taken in all phases of policy preparation
• Extension of the repertoire of action, on paper (letters, memoranda) and in dialogues and personal contacts
• Appreciative appeal to skills and job satisfaction.
Why is this action point relevant to OGP values? • Working with dilemmas contributes to a much earlier release of information, improving the quality of the information that is released, improving the accessibility of information and the right to information.
• The action point reinforces some basic professional qualities and thus the pride and motives of public professionals
• It helps to create a constructive atmosphere for community organisations.
• It strengthens the tool set / repertoire for public accountability.
Additional information The SGO attaches great importance to strengthening the presentation of dilemmas and considerations (see for example ‘Van wens naar daad’ (From desire to action)). The Information Council (VoRa) has included this topic as a priority in its Gemeenschappelijk Jaarprogramma 2018 (Joint Annual Programme for 2018).
Milestone with a verifiable result (please note: SMART) Start date: End date:
Phase 1: exploration at ministries:
- workshops; education
- case studies (pilots)
- research tools (evidence)
- preparing a guideline for ministries 01 February 2018 01 January 2019
Phase 2: deeper development:
- embedding in training courses, procedures for ministries and for the entire national government
- learning network on http://www.Onscommunicatierijk.nl
- Information afternoon at the Academie voor Overheidscommunicatie (Academy of Government Information and Communication) (also for local authorities) 01 September 2018 01 September 2019
Phase 3: broader development:
- Guideline for local authorities
- Transfer of knowledge and skills 01 November 2018 01 January 2020
Contact information
Name of the responsible person representing the main action owner Guido Rijnja
Position, organisational unit Communication policy adviser with the Dutch Government Information Service (RVD)
Email, phone number g.rijnja@minaz.nl, +31(0)6-46875112Other actors involved Authorities involved
VNG, IPO

Other organisations or bodies (such as community organisations or the private sector) SCP, EUR, NSOB, WRR


Netherlands's Commitments

  1. Local Digital Democracy

    NL0028, 2018, E-Government

  2. Dilemma Logic

    NL0029, 2018, Capacity Building

  3. Join EITI

    NL0030, 2018, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  4. Open Algorithms

    NL0031, 2018, Capacity Building

  5. Open Local Decision-Making

    NL0032, 2018, Capacity Building

  6. ‘Open by Design’ Pilots

    NL0033, 2018, E-Government

  7. Open Contracting

    NL0034, 2018, Open Contracting and Procurement

  8. Open Parliament

    NL0035, 2018, Audits and Controls

  9. Open Government Standard and Dashboard

    NL0036, 2018, E-Government

  10. Pioneering Network for an Open Government for Municipalities

    NL0037, 2018, Capacity Building

  11. Transparent Political Party Finance

    NL0038, 2018, Legislation & Regulation

  12. National Open Data Agenda

    NL0019, 2016, Capacity Building

  13. Stuiveling Open Data Award

    NL0020, 2016, Open Data

  14. Groningen Open Data Re-Use

    NL0021, 2016, Infrastructure & Transport

  15. Releasing Ministerial Research Reports

    NL0022, 2016, Health

  16. Detailed Open Spending Data

    NL0023, 2016, Fiscal Transparency

  17. Open Local Authority Decision-Making

    NL0024, 2016, Open Data

  18. Training Civil Servants on Public Participation

    NL0025, 2016, Capacity Building

  19. Easier Freedom of Information Requests

    NL0026, 2016, Capacity Building

  20. Open Government Expertise Centre (LEOO)

    NL0027, 2016, Capacity Building

  21. Further Develop and Promote Disclosure and Use of Open Data

    NL0001, 2013, E-Government

  22. Increase Financial Transparency Through Open Budget and Experiments with Open Spending and Budget Monitoring

    NL0002, 2013, E-Government

  23. Open House of Representatives

    NL0003, 2013, E-Government

  24. Instruments for Integrity

    NL0004, 2013, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  25. Revamp the Legislative Calendar

    NL0005, 2013, E-Government

  26. More Online Consultation

    NL0006, 2013, E-Government

  27. More Transparency in Decision-Making Through Volgdewet.Nl Legislation-Tracking Website

    NL0007, 2013, E-Government

  28. Informal Approach to Freedom of Information Requests

    NL0008, 2013, Right to Information

  29. From Rules to Freedom

    NL0009, 2013, Public Participation

  30. Change Attitudes and Procedures Through Smarter Working and ‘Public Servant 2.0’

    NL0010, 2013, Capacity Building

  31. Water Coalition

    NL0011, 2013, Public Participation

  32. Develop and Implement Participation Policy at the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment

    NL0012, 2013, Public Participation

  33. Make Government Information Accessible and Easy to Find

    NL0013, 2013, Capacity Building

  34. Make Citizens Better Informed and More Empowered: Public Inspection and Correction of Information

    NL0014, 2013, E-Government

  35. Open Announcements and Notifications

    NL0015, 2013, E-Government

  36. Public Services and the User Perspective

    NL0016, 2013, E-Government

  37. Designate Categories of Government Information for Active Access

    NL0017, 2013, Capacity Building

  38. Rethink Information Management and Active Access: Four ‘Open by Design’ Pilot Projects

    NL0018, 2013, E-Government