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Commitment 2 progress report: Jun – Aug 2017

Open Government Partnership New Zealand National Action Plan 2016-2018

Date: June to August 2017

Commitment 2 progress report: June to August 2017


Commitment 2: Improving official information practices

Lead agency: The State Services Commission

To make government information more accessible by adopting a consistent set of agency practices in response to requests for official information.


What have we been doing?

  • Developing a suite of consistent measures about OIA performance and collecting statistics from all 111 agencies for the 2016/17 year. These will be published on 5 September 2017
  • Publishing guidance (PDF, 151KB) for agency use, to assist in the development of internal policy on the proactive release of OIA responses
  • Publishing agency website guidance (PDF, 82KB), including content outlining how agencies will respond to information requests and t ips for requesting official information
  • Completing the development of an agency self-assessment tool on official information capability, which we are in the process of piloting with agencies
  • Planning and facilitating an OIA forum on 14 August.


  • Improving official information practices
  • Official Information Act statistics
  • Tips for requesting official information
  • How agencies will respond to information requests
  • Proactive Release of Official Information (151KB, PDF)
  • OIA Agency Website Guidance (82KB, PDF)

What’s next?

  • Publishing OIA statistics
  • Preparing guidance on official information
  • Completing the pilot for the agency capability self-assessment tool and launching it.