2013 report on adoption of the Declaration

The 2013 Report on Agency Adoption of the Declaration on Open and Transparent Government was released by the Honourable Chris Tremain, Minister of Internal Affairs, following Cabinet approval (ref SEC minute (13) 6/5) on 17June 2013.

84% of core government agencies include adoption of the Declaration on Open Data and Transparent Government in their business plans or are planning to do so next year, according to a recent report.

Agencies were surveyed on progress made over the past year in adopting the Declaration. Results showed that Data Champions, at all agencies, had made excellent progress in embedding the legal framework for releasing data (NZGOAL) and in releasing high value public data for re-use.

There is solid evidence in the 2013 Report that re-use of high-value public data is having some interesting new economic and social impacts. An unexpected example is the re-use of real time traffic density data released by NZTA and used by the ANZ Bank in their “ANZ Truckometer” to predict GDP growth. Departments are also reporting efficiencies through re-use of public data released by other agencies.

Following are links to the report, Cabinet documents, adoption questionnaire and data collected from agencies for the purpose of this report in CSV format.

Read the full report...

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