Transparent Reporting on Government's Progress
Target: To increase the number of Manitobans participating in government engagements by five percent in 2020
Government is working to improve the quality of engagement with Manitobans, increase visibility and transparency of engagement initiatives and report outcomes back to the public.
Increasing visibility to ongoing engagement initiatives, improving internal engagement processes, using new tools and techniques for engagement and increasing transparency to show how public input was used for decision-making, will help lead to increased public participation in government engagement.
Public participation measures the total number of Manitobans who take part in a government engagement initiative. This may include:
Government engagement invites Manitobans to share their views to inform government decisions.
Currently, our data source is very inconsistent. In the future, the Manitoba government will have an engagement portal to report on the number of responses to digital engagement tools. Additionally, future processes will support different ways for government to engage with the public, as well as the manual collection and reporting of the number of participants for all other types of engagement.
Public engagement is an essential part of democratic government. Increasing the number of Manitobans who engage with government ensures everyone has input into the development of policies, programs and services.