Discussion of the 2017 Open Budget Survey Results
Date and Time: Wednesday, 31 January 2018 12:00pm - 1:30 pm
Will NZ retain its top rank in the 2017 Open Budget Index?
What about concerns regarding the scope/depth of opportunities for effective public engagement and for Parliamentary
On 30 January 2018 the International Budget Partnership will release the Open Budget Survey 2017 - the latest round of
the world's only independent and comparative assessment of budget transparency, citizen participation, and oversight
institutions in the budgeting process.
New Zealand consistently achieves high marks for availability of information. But is making information available
enough? How is NZ performing on the "frontier" issue of fiscal transparency: direct public engagement in budget
processes, fiscal policy design and implementation? And what can be done to support greater independent oversight of
budget formulation and implementation, as well as to promote more effective accountability?
Jonathan Dunn (Country researcher/NZ Open Budget Survey)
Max Rashbrooke (Author of Bridges Both Ways report on government openness)
Keitha Booth (Country researcher/NZ OGP National Action Plan 2016-18)
Murray Petrie (Lead advisor/Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency-GIFT)
Join the discussion of the 2017 OBS results and their implications.
Date: Wednesday, 31 January 2018
Time: 12 noon - 1:30 pm
Venue: GBLT2, Lecture Theatre 2, Old Government Buildings, Pipitea Campus