Implementation of the Plan – Mid-term Self-Assessment Report
After 12 months of OGP implementation, Ireland is required to publish a Mid-term Self-Assessment Report assessing its performance in respect of its commitments under its OGP National Action Plan, and be reviewed by the Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM). Ireland’s report was drafted in September 2015 and has now been published following a 3-week consultation process. This can be viewed online or downloaded from this website.
Open Government Partnership Consultative Event
The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform hosted a Consultative Event on the Open Government Partnership (OGP) on Tuesday 14 July 2015. Conscious of the citizen participation actions in the OGP National Action Plan (NAP) the consultative event sought to establish how best to raise awareness of the OGP and succeed in broadening participation of citizens and civil society, as well as to inform the final approach to a model for reviewing the OGP NAP. The Department is currently analysing this and considering next steps.
Public consultation process on Principles to guide public engagement on policy and services development
The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Mr. Brendan Howlin T.D., published proposed Principles based Guidelines which aim to foster greater citizen consultation and involvement in policy and service development to strengthen democracy and improve public services on 27 July 2015 – see www.per.gov.ie/?p=14542
A consultation process on these draft Guidelines concluded recently and the Department is currently analysing the submissions receivedOpen Government Partnership Consultation Process by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform