Mid-term Self-assessment on Third Biennial Plan to the Open Government Partnership (2016-2018): Draft for Consultation


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The consultation period on this draft is closed, but we want this to be an ongoing dialogue. Please contact us at any time.

The Government of Canada released its Third Biennial Plan to the Open Government Partnership in July 2016. The Plan was structured around four priority areas: open by default; fiscal transparency, innovation, prosperity and sustainable development; and engaging Canadians in the world. Each of the twenty-two commitments in the Plan reflects one of these priority areas to advance open government. The Plan is being implemented over a two year period between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2018.

At this mid-term point, we are reporting on what we accomplished so far, and would like to hear from you on our progress to date. The reporting period for this report is July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017.

In addition to this self-assessment report, and as part of our pledge to be more transparent and accountable about our progress on commitments, we have developed dashboards for each of the 22 commitments in order to report more frequently on their status. Although this mid-term self-assessment consultation is only open for a fixed period of time, you are encouraged to provide your comments and suggestions at any point through the life-cycle of this two-year Open Government Plan through the dashboards.

Commitment summary

This table provides a summary of the status for each commitment in the Third Biennial Plan. The commitment title links to the detail page for that commitment.

Commitment Status as of June 30, 2017
Open by default
1: Enhance access to information On schedule
2: Streamline requests for personal information On schedule
3: Expand and improve open data On schedule
4: Provide and preserve open information On schedule
5: Define an approach for measuring open government performance On schedule
6: Develop open government skills across the federal public service On schedule
7: Embed transparency requirements in the federal service strategy On schedule
8: Enhance access to culture and heritage collections Behind schedule
Fiscal transparency
9: Enhance openness of information on government spending and procurement On schedule
10: Increase transparency of Budget and other Department of Finance information Ahead of schedule
11: Increase transparency of grants and contributions funding On schedule
12: Improve public information on Canadian corporations On schedule
Innovation, prosperity, and sustainable development
13: Increase the availability and usability of geospatial data On schedule
14: Increase openness of federal science activities (open science) On schedule
15: Stimulate innovation through Canada’s Open Data Exchange (ODX) On schedule
16: Align open data across Canada (Open Data Canada) On schedule
17: Implement the Extractives Sector Transparency Measures Act On schedule
18: Support openness and transparency initiatives around the world On schedule
Engaging Canadians and the world
19: Engage civil society on open government On schedule
20: Enable open dialogue and open policy making On schedule
21: Promote open government globally On schedule
22: Engage Canadians to improve key Canada Revenue Agency Services On schedule
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