The National Framework for Sustainable Development 2010 contemplates seven interconnected pillars. In particular, Pillar 6 connects directly with the principles of Open Government, as it aims to promote a public sector that is more effective and open to citizen participation. In accordance with this, the Government has committed to improve efficiency, productivity and customer service within agencies.
This Action Plan draws from these efforts in order to assure that the commitments included are framed in a long term perspective. In many cases, this document reflects the results of previous consultation efforts and is consistent with actions that are already in development. At the same time, the objectives included here are intended to provide a further drive towards achieving a more transparent, accountable and open for participation public sector in Trinidad and Tobago, to strengthen its capacity to deliver and meet public expectations.
Three consultation workshops were conducted in order to identify priority issues to be addressed and draft commitment proposals to be considered for inclusion in this Action Plan. Three themes were covered in these sessions: Public Service Improvement (attended by representatives from the Diamond Standard pilot projects), Open Data (with the attendance of representatives from the private, public and NGO sectors) and Procurement (with representatives from different ministries). Prior to the workshops, an electronic questionnaire was sent to all participants and the input was used for the consultations/or meetings.
Monitoring and Evaluation:
Independent Reporting Mechanism of the Open Government Partnership (Ver)
Total Commitments: 13
Subnational commitments: No