For the past ten days, the State services Commission and Engage2 have been running a public engagement process on the development of New Zealand's second Open Government partnership National Action Plan. And now, finally, we have something to engage on, with a chance to provide input on the draft background for the action plan.
The draft background is on the govt.nz engagement platform here. Its basicly the introduction: where we are now, what was in our first action plan (spun to present it as something other than the complete disaster it was independently assessed as by the IRM), and (supposedly) what they learned (supposedly because its pretty clear from this process that they didn't learn anything). At the end of it, it asks three questions:
- How could we improve on New Zealand’s last National Action Plan?
- What does open government mean to you in practice?
- What do you think should be the themes of the second National Action Plan for Open Government should be? e.g. Open data, engagement, open budgets?
Submissions apparently close on August 20.