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Papua New Guinea

Storage of Open Government Info (PNG0003)



Action Plan: Papua New Guinea Action Plan 2018-2020

Action Plan Cycle: 2018

Status: Active


Lead Institution: DNPM

Support Institution(s): DCIT, National Statistical Office, Department of Provincial & Local Level Government, other agencies with existing and planned data portals, DIRD (DIMS), NICTA, INA, CIMC, TIPNG, CELCOR, PNG Media Council, Church Partnership Programme, PNGICT Cluster

Policy Areas

Access to Information, Capacity Building, E-Government, Open Data, Public Participation

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: Pending IRM Review

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review


Problem/lssue to be addressed: Centralisation of publicly accessible datasets is necessary for public participation in public service delivery; its absence is detrimental to the integrity of government.; Main Objective: Centralise public datasets into an open data portal accessible to the public by a web browser.; Brief Description of Commitment: There needs to be a mechanism for access to public data (vertically between the Government and citizens) similar to the IGIS access platform (laterally between the Government Departments). It is envisioned that the DNPM could give access to its data sets to the public and also facilitate relevant government bodies doing likewise. The data can be simply Comma Separated Values (CSV) files which are uploaded and housed by the Government Open Data Portal; OGP Challenge address by the Commitment: Freedom of Information, Open Data, Fiscal Transparency, Public Service Delivery, Public Participation; Relevance Briefly describe the way in which this commitment is relevant to further advancing OGP values of access to information, public accountability, civic participation and technology and innovation for openness and accountability.: Once a central publically accessible repository of government datasets is established, this will enable greater engagement of the citizenry for service delivery monitoring. This engagement will in turn increase trust in Government and improve the integrity of public service delivery.; Ambition Briefly describe the intended results of the commitment and how it will either make government open or improve government through more openness: With an open shared platform agencies will be encouraged to share information and engage constructively with the public they serve.; Variable and Measurable milestones to fulfil the commitment: Conduct Open Data Readiness Assessment (ODRA) to evaluate status of public document access.; CSO and wider partner Open Data Workshop to encourage data requests using current models; Workshop to review current proactive disclosure practices amongst government departments which comprise the National Statistical System (NSS) under the National Statistics Office and in line with the PNG National Strategy for the Development of Statistics (PNG SDS).; From review workshop participants, create working committee to implement PNG SDS for data sharing amongst their own agencies.; Establishement of the PNG SDS Statistical Coordination Unit Staff within Macro planning Division; Agree to open data standard for trial roll out amongst select government agencies; Review of MIS within DNPM to create National Data Centre; Re-launch PNG Open Data portal; Training with representatives from media agencies in country in how to access and interpret data from Portal.;

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