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 have been talking about open government through social media, at different events around the country, and through this online forum. You can comment on and rate the ideas that have been raised here.

Ideas submitted through social media and in this forum will be 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.