The official information capability development toolkit was developed to help agencies review their capability to manage official information and comply with the letter and spirit of the Official Information Act.

It is based on 5 domains of capability which together build and strengthen commitment to the principles of openness and transparency.

Official Information Capability

The tool is designed to encourage conversations about what good looks like in an agency’s particular context, and the current state of the agency’s official information capability, including its strengths, weaknesses and improvement strategies.

Different versions of the tool have been designed to be used in a number of ways and with different audiences.

The choice of which version of the tool to use will depend on the situation and the specific agency’s context, including the volume and complexity of OIA requests it receives. 

The toolkit contains a number of documents that can be downloaded individually or as a zip file(ZIP, 851 KB).

December 2017 workshop presentation(PDF, 1.3 MB)