TRACKER – OPEN GOVERNMENT PARTNERSHIP (OGP) NATIONAL ACTION PLAN 2018-2020
OVERALL PROGRESS OF THE PNG OGP, NAP 2018-2020
In TOTAL 77 MILESTONES
UNDER THE OGP 7 COMMITMENTS

 Overall Progress of the OGP


Commitment Cluster 1 - Overall Progress

Theme: Public Participation

Commitment 1.1 - Overall Progress

Legislation on Access to Information


Description Lead Implementer Start Date End Date Status
Milestone 1 - Preparatory budget and plan DCIT Nil
Milestone 2 - Request for drafting of Freedom of Information legislation to CLRC DCIT Nil
Milestone 3 -Technical Working Group formed from stakeholders DCIT,CLRC Nil
Milestone 4 -Issues Paper DCIT,CLRC,Stakeholders Nil
Milestone 5 - National Consultation for Stakeholders DCIT,CLRC,Stakeholders Nil
Milestone 6 - Consultation Draft Report completed and presented to DCI CLRC,TWG Nil
Milesstone 7 - Seminar of the Report DCIT,CLRC,Stakeholders Nil
Milesstone 8 - Drafting of the Bill CLRC Nil
Milestone 9 - Submission and vetting of the Bill for the apropriate state agencies such as State Solicitor and FLC DCIT,CLRC Nil
Milestone 10 - Minister for CI takes the Bill to NEC for endoresement Nil
Milestone 11 - Circulation of ATI Bill after NEC notifies Parlimentary Services NEC Nil
Milestone 12 - First Reading Clerk of Parliament Nil
Milestone 13 - Second Reading by Minister and voting by Members Dept. of Communications Nil
Milestone 14 - Third Reading Passing of the Access to Information Legislation Clerk of Parliament Nil
Milestone 15 - Certification of Act Speaker of Parliament Nil
Milestone 16 - Gazetting of Act National Parliament Nil
Milestone 17 - A national legislation providing provisions allowing public access to information. The Proposed Act to be titled: Access to Information Act (2020) Nil

Commitment 1.2 - Overall Progress

Inter-Agency Communication and Sharing of Information- IGIS


Description Lead Implementer Start Date End Date Status
Milestone 1 - Appointment of OGP liason officer within IGIS for the purposes of completing this commitment DCIT Nil
Milestone 2 - Identify officers responsible for IGIS in all government departments and agencies. DCIT Nil
Milestone 3 - Establish current level of data uploaded by each agency. They must be informed of their duties as IGIS officers within agencies. DCIT Nil
Milestone 4 - Conduct workshop oncurrent state of IGIS nad to gather feedback on Phase 1 rollout. The Workshop will also identify readiness of government data sets and best practise in documentation processing for upload to IGIS. DCIT Nil
Milestone 5 - At workshop form committee of IGIS officers to work on a framework for uploading data onto IGIS DCIT Nil
Milestone 6 - Draft framework to be submitted to Chief Secretary's Office for review. IGIS Framework Committee Nil
Milestone 7 - 2nd Workshop for IGIS officers to review draft framework for data uploading onto IGIS Chief Secretary's Office Nil
Milestone 8 - Policy Directive from Chief Secretary's Office to be finalised based on IGIS framework feedback. Chief Secretary's Office Nil
Milestone 9 - Do a regional meeting follow up with IGIS officers on implementation of Policy Directive Chief Secretary's Office Nil

Commitment 1.3 - Overall Progress

Mechanism for Storage of Information - Government Open Data Portal


Description Lead Implementer Start Date End Date Status
Milestone 1 - Conduct Open Data Readiness Assessment to evaluate status of public document access. DNPM Nil
Milestone 2 - CSO and wider partner Open Data Workshop to encourage data requests using current models. Transparency International PNG Nil
Milestone 3 - Workshop to review current proactive disclosure practises amongst government departments which comprise the National Statistical System (NSS) under the National Statistics Office and in line with the PNG National Strategy for the Development of Statistics. DNPM Nil
Milestone 4 - From review workshop participants, create working committee to implement PNG SDS for data sharing amongst their own agencies. DNPM Nil
Milestone 5 - Establishment of the PNG SDS Statistical Coordinatioin Unit Staff within Macro planning Division DNPM Nil
Milestone 6 - Agree to open data standard for trial roll out amongst select government agencies DNPM Nil
Milestone 7 - Review of MIS within DNPM to create National Data Centre DNPM Nil
Milestone 8 - Re-launch PNG Open Data Portal DNPM Nil
Milestone 9 - Training with representatives from media agencies in country in how to access and interpret data from Portal. Transparency International PNG Nil

Commitment Cluster 2 - Overall Progress

Theme: Freedom of Information

Commitment 2.1 - Overall Progress

"Giving Voice" to Informal Economy Participants in PNG


Description Lead Implementer Start Date End Date Status
Milestone 1 - Maintain the Inter-Agency Voice Mechanism Advisory Committee at the national level to continue discussions and collaborations. Dept. of Community Development & Religion,Investment Promotion Authority Nil
Milestone 2 - Conduct situational analysis on the strategy. Dept. of Community Development & Religion,Investment Promotion Authority Nil
Milestone 3 - Strategy endorsed by NEC Dept. of Community Development & Religion,Investment Promotion Authority Nil
Milestone 4 - Signing MOUs between lead agencies and respective provincial governments to pilot strategy. Dept. of Community Development & Religion,Investment Promotion Authority Nil
Milestone 5 - Present draft Pilot Project Implementation Report(PPIR) to 5 pilot provinces or towns for validation. Dept. of Community Development & Religion,Investment Promotion Authority Nil
Milestone 6 - Final Pilot Project Implementation Report (PPIR) Dept. of Community Development & Religion,Investment Promotion Authority Nil
Milestone 7 - Informal economy Capacity Developemt Strategy produced and launched. Dept. of Community Development & Religion,Investment Promotion Authority Nil
Milestone 8 - Informal economy Capcity Development Strategy Rollout Dept. of Community Development & Religion,Investment Promotion Authority Nil
Milestone 9 - Setup 2 dialogue platforms in 5 pilot provinces Dept. of Community Development & Religion,Investment Promotion Authority Nil

Commitment 2.2 - Overall Progress

Government is Informed of Citizen's Annual Planning and Budget Processes


Description Lead Implementer Start Date End Date Status
Milestone 1 - State Civil Society Partnership Policy for Ministerial and Government endorsement DNPM Nil
Milestone 2 - External awareness on the Policy CIMC Nil
Milestone 3 - Policy implementation support in the 2020 budget CIMC Nil
Milestone 4 - CSO Directory and Dialogue Roundtable CIMC Nil
Milestone 5 - CSO present issues to Government CIMC Nil
Milestone 6 - Dialogue and Partnership Platforms. CIMC Nil
Milestone 7 - Sub-national Government commitment to Partnership Policy DPLLGA Nil

Commitment Cluster 3 - Overall Progress

Theme: Fiscal Transparency

Commitment 3.1 - Overall Progress

Provision of Accurate, Timely and Accessible Fiscal Data


Description Lead Implementer Start Date End Date Status
Milestone 1 - Audit of Public Accounts. Audit compliance from tiemly submissions of comprehensive financial statements to AGO, to timely release of the reports of Public Account to Parliament and the public ( which in turn requires adequate funding and human resources) Auditor General's Office Nil
Milestone 2 - Rollout the Integrated Financial Management System (IFMS) to all government bodies including sub-national level in accordance with schedule to facilitate timely updates and sound management of public funds. Dept. of Finance Nil
Milestone 3 - Parlimentary oversight. For Treasury and Finance to engage meaningfully with a Parliamentary Committee on the Budget during preparation of the budget, and for an adequately resourced Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee to engage with respective public bodies on the outcomes of the audit reports, And to engage in turn with Civil Society. NEC,Parlimentary Public Accounts Committee,Dept. of Prime Minister Nil
Milestone 4 -Providing in-year fisical reports on the Treasury website. Produce and release publicly monthly, or initially at least quarterly, fiscal update reports. Dept. of Treasury Nil
Milestone 5 - Following approval of new Public Procurement Policy, draft and apply legislation on public contracting which adheres to the principles of Open Contracting, whereby the process is open, competitive and entails full public disclosure and provides adequate time eqully for all prospective applications/proposals/bids/ to be prepared and submitted, with the public having full access to the tender documents, details of potential bidders and their interest and beneficial ownership, and the process and outcomes of the tender,or other public contracting arrangements. Dept. of Finance Nil
Milestone 6 -Develop a Citizen's Budget - Government to produce a clear, but simpler and explanatory version of the budget in summary explaining 1)the economic assumptions underlying the budget; 2) the budget process ; 3) revenue collection ; 4) debt repayment as a shareof the budget; 5) priorities in allocations and spending; 6) official development assistance sources; 7) sector-specific information and information about targeted programs; 8) sub-natioal allocations and for what purpose; 9) contact information for follow up by citizens. Government to make Citzen's Budget available for wide public dissemination, by government or civil society bodies, across the provinces and into rural areas. Relevant data on related revenue or expenditure for the two preceding years to be provided. ( This will also provide a model for future Citizen's Bidgets at the sub-national level) Dept. of Treasury Nil
Milestone 7 - Dept. of Treaury, Finance, National Planning, together with CIMC, to design and implement a system for timely systematic participation by the public in the Busget process, from preparation through to oversight, with CIMC, INA, TIPNG and other CSOs, to undertake public awareness about the budget process and composition, including the Budge outcomes and requirements under the Public Finances Act, as revised. Dept. of Finance Nil
Milestone 8 - CIMC with TIPNG and other CSOs undertake budget tracking/social auditing activities aat sub-national level. Schedule 6 districts per year. CIMC Nil
Milestone 9 - TIPNG, CIMC & INA with sub-national CSOs work with, oversight organisations such as the Auditor General and Ombudsman Commission to encourage public feedback on public financial management concerns and complaints. Transparency International PNG,CIMC,Auditor General,Ombudsman Commission Nil
Milestone 10 - Joint Milestone facilitated through the Public Participation Cluster; Dept of Finance and other Govt bodies, Audit General Office and Parliament to cooperate with Civil Society bodies,(noteably CIMC, TIPNG, & INA and sub-national Csos) to help design/apply suitable feedback mechanisms (eg. Civil Society Forums, PNGRGC, etc) for feedback onpublic sector accountability, and public goods/service standards etc. Ombudsman Commission Nil

Commitment Cluster 4 - Overall Progress

Theme: Extractive Resources Transparency

Commitment 4.1 - Overall Progress

Support & Sustain EITI Process


Description Lead Implementer Start Date End Date Status
Milestone 1 - PNGEITI Nationl Secretariat recruits consultant to draft PNGEITI policy framework. Consultant reviews existing policies, legislations and regulations relating to extractive sector in PNG; Identification of relevant stakeholders for initial consultation phase- PNGEITI National Secretariat identifies OGP members for inputs; Consultant drafts desktop review; Submission of Desktop Review; Consultant refines and submits desktop Review PNG EITI,Multi-Stakeholder Group (MSG)and Secretariat Nil
Milestone 2 - Refinement and submission of updated draft PNG EITI policy framework; Circulation of Draft PNGEITI policy framework to relevant stakeholders prior to consultation visit. DCIT Nil
Milestone 3 - Draft of Consultation document/report on feedback provided by stakeholders including any recommendations to amend the draft PNGEITI policy framework Multi-Stakeholder Group (MSG)and Secretariat Nil
Milestone 4 - Draft amendment to PNGEITI policy framework based on consultations feedback; Submission of revised PNGEITI policy Multi-Stakeholder Group (MSG)and Secretariat Nil
Milestone 5 - Submission of PNGEITI Policy to National Executive Council Multi-Stakeholder Group (MSG)and Secretariat Nil
Milestone 6 - Submission of PNGEITI policy to cabinet Multi-Stakeholder Group (MSG)and Secretariat Nil
Milestone 7 - Consultant (Adam Smith) reviews Legislation existing statuary Authority Multi-Stakeholder Group (MSG)and Secretariat Nil
Milestone 8 - Gauge and incorporate stakeholder views on desktop review OGP Cluster members to actively participate Multi-Stakeholder Group (MSG)and Secretariat Nil
Milestone 9 - Identification of options for the legal setup of the PNGEITI Statutory Authority- consultant capturing stakeholder views Multi-Stakeholder Group (MSG)and Secretariat Nil
Milestone 10 - Consultant prepares draft PNGEITI legislation on the establishment of PNGEITI Statutory Authority to coordinate and manage activities of PNGEITI Multi-Stakeholder Group (MSG)and Secretariat Nil
Milestone 11 - Circulation of draft PNGEITI legislation on the establishment of PNGEITI Statutory Authority to relevant stakeholders- OGP members review draft legislation Multi-Stakeholder Group (MSG)and Secretariat Nil
Milestone 12 - Consultant consult with relevant stakeholders on draft legislation Multi-Stakeholder Group (MSG)and Secretariat Nil
Milestone 13 - Consultant incorporating comments and inputs from stakeholders finalise EITI Statutory Authority Multi-Stakeholder Group (MSG)and Secretariat Nil
Milestone 14 - Consultant finalises PNGEITI Legislation on establishment of PNGEITI Statutory Authority Multi-Stakeholder Group (MSG)and Secretariat Nil
Milestone 15 - Consultant delivers PNGEITI Legislation to National Secretariat and MSG for endorsement to be passed in parliament Multi-Stakeholder Group (MSG)and Secretariat Nil
Milestone 16 - Parliament passes PNGEITI Legislation on the setup of PNGEITI Statutory Authority. Multi-Stakeholder Group (MSG)and Secretariat Nil

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