What does OGP mean in a country like New Zealand, with its high-income status and with high scores on governance and freedom indices? What do you see as the benefit of using the OGP platform?
New Zealand (population <5 million) regularly takes pride in international rankings of being among the world’s: least corrupt (first), free (third-equal), and open with our state budgets (first).
...New Zealand citizens, like those in a lot other high-income status nations, need to acknowledge that, for as much as we enjoy the fruits of freedom of speech and association, we should never take such liberties for granted. We, like both high and low income countries, are experiencing decreasing trust and confidence in our public institutions, increasing inequality, and degradations to our environment that make frameworks like the OGP more vital than ever before.
Read the full interview with Scott here.