Open Government National Action Plans
Member-nations issue biennial Open Government National Action Plans to outline specific and measurable open government commitments. The commitments are made within five “grand challenge” topic areas:
1) Improving Public Services
2) Increasing Public Integrity
3) More Effectively Managing Public Resources
4) Creating Safer Communities
5) Increasing Corporate Accountability
The Administration published its first National Action Plan in 2011. It included 26 concrete and ambitious open government initiatives. The final self-assessment report evaluating implementation of that plan was published in March 2013.
The second National Action Plan was released in December 2013 and includes 23 commitments that build on the progress made in the first plan as well as bold, new commitments to be achieved over the next two years. The midterm self-assessment report evaluating implementation progress for that plan was published in March 2105 and the final self-assessment report was published in June 2016.
The third National Action Plan October 2015 and includes more than 40 new or expanded initiatives to advance the President's commitment to an open and citizen-centered government. The implementation period for that plan is through June 2017. In September 2016, the Administration added new commitments to the third plan and also released a midterm self-assessment report evaluating implementation progress for that plan.
National Action Plans are intended to be living documents, and the Administration plans to add additional commitments. If you have suggestions for new initiatives, share them with firstname.lastname@example.org or @opengov.