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18 August 2021 – 4th National Action Plan Officials Meeting


Representatives from Te Kawa Mataaho | Public Service Commission

Agencies’ representatives

Topics for discussion

  • The objectives of the workshop process
  • Opportunities for “foundation” commitments to enable, accelerate or join up, the work of multiple agencies
  • The purpose of the upcoming meeting with the Minister
  • Future officials’ meetings


  • The objective of the workshop was to develop 1500 ideas
  • Te Kawa Mataaho aims to support agencies to bring the ideas through to a conclusion in the 4th National Action Plan (NAP4)
  • NAP4 commitments will be developed with civil society organisations, in line with a policy process and exceed the work agencies have planned
  • “Foundation” pieces of work are important, i.e. pieces of work that must be done first, in order to be able to advance other, multiple Open Government Partnership commitments, and that:
  • agencies waiting on this work could perhaps lean in to support the agency doing the foundation work
  • officials could help by identifying and prioritising their foundation pieces of work so that other agencies could use or build on these
  • officials could look for connections across agencies’ work, as well as share progress in implementing commitments, to help join up agencies’ work in particular areas.
  • The purpose of the meeting was to present the Minister with a table of options and get the Minister’s thoughts on these
  • Agreed that officials will have more regular meetings, to share progress and move the work forward