17 June 2023
The Government of Jersey has published an update on its Engagement and Information
Improvement Review which shows that of 44 detailed recommendations 16 have been
completed, 27 are outstanding but on track with only one designated outstanding.
Originally Action 2 of the Government’s 100 Day Plan, the review was led by Deputy Lucy
Stephenson, Assistant Chief Minister for Communications, and authored by The Chief
Statistician and Director of Statistics and Analytics, and the Director of Communications.
It asked how Islanders can better engage with government, what information is available to
the public and how government can improve.
The report included recommendations in the following areas:
- Ministerial decisions
- Policy related information
- Statistics and analytics
- Communications activities
Deputy Stephenson said: "I am encouraged by the progress made on the recommendations
made in the Engagement and Information Improvement Review. Good communication by
Government, both internally and externally, is in all of our interests. Islanders have a right to
know how public money is being spent and the basis for the decisions that are being taken on
“I am pleased that officers have progressed these actions within existing resources, although
redevelopment of the website would require Government Plan funding. I am confident that
the shared vision of improving openness and transparency will ensure that more of these
recommendations are completed in a timely fashion as good communication ensures the
Government can be held to account, facilitates discussion, drives improvements, and ensures
that people are informed and able to influence policy at all levels.”
The one recommendation designated outstanding is on pause due to considerations being
given to the Cabinet Office and the updated review can be read online.