Government & Law
The Govenrment bodies are aware they are nbot yet totally sused with any of this progression and constantly seek asssistance and support to make it work better...
Beyond community assistance and iniatatives, they are also involved with a number of other orgs etc... these are a few examples:
As of January 2010, this website is no longer being kept uptodate. It contains NZ Parliament debates from November 2005 to December 2009. We may resurrect the site in 2011 for the General Election.
TheyWorkForYou.co.nz is volunteer run, and has been in operation since November 2006. We developed it entirely with free and open source software, as a hint to the public sector that they should be adopting and promoting free and open source software themselves (despite what foreign corporations masquerading as a NZ ICT industry may say to the contrary).
The Guide to Online Participation will help State servants identify and develop exciting and innovative ways to engage with New Zealanders in policy and service design and delivery.
This work contributes to achieving a world-class professional State Services. The current Guide to Online Participation is the first step in an evolving area of theory and practice - it will be tested and refined, and we require your help to improve its contents.
To comment on the guide or share your ideas and experiences about online participation, please email email@example.com to be set up with access to the ParticipatioNZ wiki.
The principles, processes and tools set out in this Guide are a starting point for making online participation work in your own context. Critically, there are no checklists: this Guide offers a basic walkthrough of the issues and risks associated with online participation. Your own judgement, experience, knowledge and creativity are needed for your success.
For new practitioners, this Guide is a practical primer for engaging people online. For more experienced practitioners, it is a call to find creative and effective ways of engaging the public, using information and communication technology, especially Web 2.0 technologies and social media.
The Guide was drafted online which is reflected in its structure and format. The sections are interconnected and relevant resources are hyperlinked to allow you to follow alternative paths through the material, depending on your interests and focus. There are three main parts.
A guide for navigating online participation. This section provides a quick introductory tour of the main issues addressed in the Guide to Online Participation.
Why have a guide? This section defines the scope and purpose of the Guide to Online Participation.
Sound principles can stand the test of time. This section sets out the core principles for online participation.
Good design puts principles into practice. This section describes how to design successful online participation.
A report prepared for the State Services Commission by Colmar Brunton, May 2007, on the results of a survey, known as the Drivers Survey. The Executive Summary to the report is published below.
Key findings related to perceptions of trust are as follows:
Actual experience can be more positive than general perceptions of the public service
Key findings that illustrate this conclusion are shown in the table below:
*Respondents were asked to rate these attributes on 10-point scales. The figures provided in the table give the % of respondents that gave a rating of 6 or more out of 10.
The State Service's 'Trusted State services' indicator 'You have confidence that public servants do a good job' is the strongest driver of New Zealanders' perceived trust in the public service
The key drivers of trust in the public service are listed below. Together, these drivers explain 57% of the variance in trust ratings of the public service. The percentage given alongside each driver indicates the relative impact that this factor has on driving perceptions of trust.
Generally, improvements in overall service quality will be driven by how well individual services perform in terms of the service experience meeting users' expectations and the performance of staff. Being treated fairly is of much higher importance to Māori than to others.
Digital technologies have transformed our lives in recent years. Digital literacy has grown exponentially and digital devices have proliferated - personal computers, mobile phones, laptops and mobile wireless devices. The new digital environment is changing the way New Zealanders live, work and play. It is transforming the way we do business, stimulating creativity and innovation across our economy and society. It presents immense economic, environmental and social opportunities for us all - but there are new challenges ahead.
The Digital Strategy 2.0 is a response to the changes and challenges of a rapidly evolving digital world. Its purpose is to:
This site is a place to share information relating to participation. Seen a great model? Found a useful web site? Read a good paper? Got an idea? Share it here!
Workforce 2020 is the Department of Labour’s new futures work programme. It is designed to ensure a prepared and productive workforce for 2020 and beyond.
Workforce 2020 will help build an evidence base to generate awareness and stimulate debate on future labour market issues. This evidence will support a range of strategies fostering the development of employment and skills across New Zealand.
While we can’t predict the future, we can get a better idea of what may happen by examining how key drivers – such as population demographic shift, globalisation, and resource pressures – are likely to impact on employment, skills, productivity, and economic performance over the medium to long term.
The first year of Workforce 2020 focuses on understanding future labour market impacts in five selected areas:
Open Data Catalouge - Opengovt.org.nz is an open, independent catalogue of Government and Local Body datasets.
Open Data is an attempt to collate the many different datasets available through the New Zealand Government Departments and Local Bodies. The work stems from discussions at the Perspectives on Open Data: Workshop on the Re-use of Government-held Non-personal Data which was held during Webstock 2009. The aims of the site are to:
If you would like to get involved, have any questions or want to get in touch simple email me glen [at] open [dot] org [dot] nz.
"The ability of government organisations to share information and integrate information and business processes by use of common standards."
New Zealand is leading the way with progress towards e-government currently....
Enabling transformation – making government work for you
By 2007, information and communication technologies will be integral to the delivery of government information, services, and processes.
By 2010, the operation of government will be transformed, as government agencies and their partners use technology to provide user-centred information and services and achieve joint outcomes.
By 2020, people’s engagement with the government will have been transformed, as increasing and innovative use is made of the opportunities offered by network technologies.