We will help government agencies improve public access to, and outcomes of, non-personal, government-held data by openly tracking progress on efforts to open up data stores.

Objective: To help drive the government agency culture change required to gain value from open government data.


Status quo: Open data is not currently managed through a set of consistent or cohesive objectives across government. One result of this is that government agencies have a limited understanding of how and why to address barriers to releasing open data.


Ambition: Government agencies will be knowledgeable about what data they should and should not publicly release and why, how to remove obstacles to reuse, and will be consistently applying these filters to their data holdings. This will increase the amount and quality of data released.


Lead agencies: Statistics New Zealand, Department of Internal Affairs.


Timeline: October 2016 – June 2018


OGP values: Access to information, civic participation, public accountability, technology and information.



Progress reports

Commitment 4 progress: March to May 2017 (PDF, 96KB)

Commitment 4 progress: June to August 2017 (PDF, 112KB)




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