The White House will release its self-assessment for the Open Government Partnership this spring. The administration is seeking public input as they reflect upon the successes and challenges of the implementation of the first National Action Plan. The deadline for comments is Friday, March 1st. Thoughts and ideas can be submitted through Quora (registration required) or a form on WhiteHouse.gov.
Including public voices in the White House’s self-assessment is the right step forward as the administration prepares to create a second National Action Plan. Time constraints limited the White House’s ability to comprehensively seek public comment during the creation of the first plan. With more time and many lessons learned from the first round, OpenTheGovernment.org hopes the creation of the second National Action Plan will feature even greater collaboration between civil society and government.