04 Education

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

From the Action Plan

Education Commitment no. 4: “Education” Increase transparency, technology and innovation so that the educational community (educators, managers, students, families and civil society) can monitor the implementation of the resources of the Educational Units (UEs) and participate in decisions on the allocation of investments. Commitment start and end date: January/2019 - August/2020 Lead implementing agency/actor Municipal Secretariat of Education (SME) Commitment description What is the public problem that the commitment will address? About R$ 10 billion are allocated annually in the public education budget of the city of São Paulo. However, because of the way the budget and its execution are publicized today, with their codes and technical terms, the information is difficult to understand and does not allow citizens to obtain details on the expenditures nor to identify the regionalization of expenditures by city area or by school. Overall objective(s) and expected result(s) By implementing this commitment, we seek to increase transparency and access to information on the budget used to maintain the educational policies of the city of São Paulo, allowing the citizens to follow up on the execution of such resources. How will the commitment contribute to solve the public problem? The development of instruments that translate into simple language the budget of the Municipal Secretariat of Education, considering the territorial aspect, will increase the effective transparency of the department regarding its resources. In addition, it will provide society with mechanisms and information that will allow citizens to track how these resources are spent, as well as the actions taken to maintain the city educational policies. Why is this commitment relevant to OGP values? This commitment is essential as it provides greater transparency to data on Education budget execution, in a regionalized way, ensuring public access to more complete and detailed information. This allows better conditions for the citizens to get informed and participate in the decisions related to the allocation of investments in the educational units. Additional Information In April 2017, SME started its Open Government Policy, called “Pátio Digital”. Since then, it has been committed to promoting the opening of its data, processes, contents and technologies, with a view to effectively implementing the principles of open government in the Department, with a focus on building trust with society. The commitment, when concluded, will be considered as another important step in this movement of consolidation of this opening process promoted by the Department. Milestone activity with a verifiable deliverable Start date: End date: Develop a digital tool that allows regionalized tracking of Regional Departments of Education (DREs) and Educational Units (UEs) resources/expenditures and public transfers in accessible language. January/2019 August/2020 Promote open meetings and training with civil society on the mechanisms for following and social control of Education budget resources. January/2019 August/2020 Promote, with the students of São Paulo Municipal Education System, projects based on the principles of open government aimed at their Educational Units, involving also school communities and surrounding communities. August/2019 August/2020 Hold events to present the open government projects developed by the students and promote the share of experiences between them. November/2019 August/2020 Contact information Name of responsible person from implementing agency João Cury Neto25 Title Municipal Secretary of Education Implementing agency department Coordination of Active Transparency and Internal Control (COTAC) Email and phone +55 11 3396-0257 Other actors involved State actors involved 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: Municipal Secretariat of Education (SME)

Support Institution: Associação de Projetos Integrados e Desenvolvimento Sustentável (PIDS); Fundação Escola de Comércio Álvares Penteado (FECAP); Movimento Cultural das Periferias (MCP).


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