Commitments

01 Budget

Country: São Paulo, Brazil
Action Plan: Sao Paulo Action Plan 2018-2020
Year Action Plan: 2018
Start Date: 1/1/2019  |  End Date: 8/31/2020

From the Action Plan

 
Budget Commitment no. 1: “Budget” Institutionalize the participatory budget through the Municipal Participatory Council and civil society, in the 32 Subprefectures, creating rules and procedures to be followed by subprefects, including: newsletter (printed and online) and website, in friendly/easy-to-understand language, about implemented and proposed expenses by sector and project; creation of a public register of organizations and citizens for dissemination of information; broad and prior dissemination of participatory budget actions and discussions. Commitment start and end date: January/2019 - August/2020 Lead implementing agency/actor São Paulo Aberta/Secretariat of Municipal Government21 Commitment description What is the public problem that the commitment will address? Although there are mechanisms that allow citizens to participate in the budget of the city of São Paulo, there is pressure from civil society to better and expand the spaces and forms of participation. In addition, the need for clearer language in the provision of budgetary and financial information as well as a wider dissemination of this information have been pointed out. Overall objective(s) and expected result(s) With the implementation of this commitment, we expect to provide better conditions for social control of the municipal budget, as well as to improve and broaden the forms of participation by society How will the commitment contribute to solve the public problem? By establishing a Working Group, with representatives from government and civil society, we intend to identify possibilities for improvement of social control and budgeting participation mechanisms. Another purpose of the commitment is to qualify the performance of counselors, providing them with more tools and information to fulfill their duties. In addition, it should improve the channels and tools of communication with the population, so as to qualify the access to information. Why is this commitment relevant to OGP values? This commitment aims to contribute to the improvement of mechanisms for social participation and control of the municipal budget, being relevant for the strengthening of citizen participation. In addition, it aims to contribute to the improvement of the budgetary information provided by the City of São Paulo, being relevant for strengthening and expanding transparency, access to information and, indirectly, public integrity. Additional Information Currently, popular participation in the development of budgetary items occurs through public hearings held at the 32 Subprefectures, as provided by Decree no. 57,802/2017. Decree no. 56,208/2015, regulating Articles of Law 15,764/2013, assigns to the Municipal Participatory Councils, among other responsibilities, the monitoring of budget execution within its territory. In addition, accounting data from the City of São Paulo are available on the Transparency Portal and budget data from the Budget and Finance System (SOF) are available through public APIs. Milestone activity with a verifiable deliverable Start date: End date: Establish an intersecretariat Working Group with representatives of civil society from MSF, to improve the mechanisms for municipal budget social control. February/2019 June/2019 Carry out and publicize a survey of projects and initiatives on budgeting participation existing in the City Hall. July/2019 June/2020 Carry out actions to qualify the performance of municipal participatory counselors, including the provision of training through partnerships with public and private agencies, on subjects related to management and public policies, budget planning, social participation and access to data. March/2019 July/2020 Expand and improve communication channels and tools with the population regarding planning, execution and budget control, adopting clear and simple language. July/2019 July/2020 Ensure the implementation of a deliberative mechanism for participation, planning, execution and social control of the budget of the city of São Paulo through the Municipal Participatory Councils. August/2019 August/2020 Contact information Name of responsible person from implementing agency Mauro Ricardo Machado Costa Title Secretary of Municipal Government Implementing agency department Supervision on Open Government Affairs (SAGA) - São Paulo Aberta Email and phone saopauloaberta@prefeitura.sp.gov.br +55 11 3113-9276 Other actors involved State actors involved Municipal Comptroller General’s Office (CGM); Municipal Secretariat of Management (SG); Municipal Secretariat of Subprefectures (SMSUB); Municipal Secretariat of Finance (SF); Municipal Court of Accounts (TCM); Special Secretariat of Social Relations (SERS)/Secretariat of Municipal Government (SGM). Civil society actors involved Associação de Projetos Integrados e Desenvolvimento Sustentável (PIDS); Fundação Escola de Comércio Álvares Penteado (FECAP); Movimento Cultural das Periferias (MCP).

Lead Institution: São Paulo Aberta/Secretariat of Municipal Government


Support Institution: Municipal Comptroller General’s Office (CGM); Municipal Secretariat of Management (SG); Municipal Secretariat of Subprefectures (SMSUB); Municipal Secretariat of Finance (SF); Municipal Court of Accounts (TCM); Special Secretariat of Social Relations (SERS)/Secretariat of Municipal Government (SGM).Associação de Projetos Integrados e Desenvolvimento Sustentável (PIDS); Fundação Escola de Comércio Álvares Penteado (FECAP); Movimento Cultural das Periferias (MCP).

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