The Open Government Partnership (OGP) is an international agreement by governments committed to creating greater transparency, increasing civic participation and using new technologies to make government more open, effective, and accountable.

Participating countries work in a two-year National Action Plan cycles. We are currently developing New Zealand’s third National Action Plan and we will be talking about open government through social media, at different events around the country, and through this online forum. You can add your voice to the conversation by posting your ideas for actions and commenting on others’ ideas here. If you have not participated before, you will need to register using the link at the top of this page. This enables you to see your previous ideas, including any comments, and to provide feedback on other people’s ideas.

Ideas submitted through social media or the discussion forum will be considered in public workshops, with all ideas consolidated into themes and used to develop the actions.

You can follow individual ideas on this forum and representative ideas, themes and the draft actions will be shown on the main OGP New Zealand website here.

You can also follow the conversation on Twitter at @ogpnz and at the State Services Commission’s LinkedIn page.

More information on the Open Government Partnership, New Zealand’s previous National Action Plans, and the development of the third National Action Plan can be found here.