Commitments

08 Open congressional data

Country: Honduras
Action Plan: Honduras Action Plan 2018-2020
Year Action Plan: 2018
Start Date: 9/1/2018  |  End Date: 9/30/2020

From the Action Plan

 
OPEN CONGRESS GREATER OPENING TO ACCOUNTABILITY OPEN CONGRESS GREATER OPENING TO ACCOUNTABILITY
September 01, 2018 – September 30, 2020
Institution responsible for the implementation: Sovereign National Congress of the Republic of Honduras
What is the problem that the commitment addresses? The trust of citizens in their parliamentary institution is a necessary condition for the proper functioning of the democratic system, especially because the congresses are the instances in which the laws are deliberated and prepared by representatives of the people. For this reason, it is urgent to develop technological instruments to bring the National Congress closer to the citizens and in that way inform in an expeditious, timely and efficient manner, the work that the Congress performs daily. It has been demostrated the need for citizens to be involved in the processes of taking decisions, there is also a tendency to decrease the levels of trust of the citizens in the institutionality. The citizens are demanding more transparency, more civic participation and mechanisms for greater transparency, receptivity, accountability and effectiveness.
¿Which is the commitment? Develop a mechanism to open the dialogue and promote citizen participation, through the use of digital tools for monitoring and tracking the projects subject to deliberation of the citizenship, obtaining better inputs to implement those projects that are a real priority for the citizens and their communities. Also, to open spaces for surrender of accounts and direct dialogue with citizens.
¿How will it contribute to solve the problem? The development of inclusive, innovative, dialogue and alliance programs managed by congressmen, promote the highest political commitments to advance in the legislative work towards the opening of an Open Congress, in virtue of which these acquired commitments contribute to the strengthening of our democratic institutions. To restore the confidence of the citizenship, the National Congress must lead by example and involve
Why is it relevant to the values of the OGP? Transparency; Make available tools and spaces for citizen information, that brings the citizen closer with their representatives and that they are of easy access to improve knowledge, contribute to the dissemination of information and the promotion of a culture of transparency and accountability. Citizen participation; guarantee the active collaboration of the different sectors of the country, creating opportunities for citizen participation in the decision-making processes, thus promoting the greatest direct benefit to the communities. Accountability; Citizen participation mechanisms are encouraged, and accountability to achieve greater closeness with citizens and increase confidence in the institutionality. Technological innovation; this commitment allows the creation of tools that facilitate citizen empowerment of the actions of the national congress and achieve active citizen participation.
Additional Information: There is an intrinsic link between inclusive governance structures and achieving sustainable development. So this commitment is linked to the Agenda 2030, specifically in Sustainable Development Goal number 16 whose goals are focused on the promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, access to justice for all and building institutions effective and transparent where women and historically marginalized groups are equitably represented and their voices heard. Account at all levels of decision-making processes.
Develop and place in operation and interactive digital platform system that allows: consultation of major projects for the citizens, that facilitates the dialogue, proposals and recommendations of citizens with their representatives in the National Congress.
September 01, 2018 - August 31, 2020
Permanent training program on the principles and government practices of an open congress with the staff of the Legislative Organization.
September 01, 2018 - August 31, 2020
Design and implementation of a mobile application that facilitates the citizen the access to the information of the most relevant issues developed by the congress, for example; the minutes of the sessions of the Congress and the work teams (Legislative work units) of each congressman.
September 01, 2018 - August 31, 2020
Carry out two Innovative Trade Shows of Transparency and Surrender of Accounts of the National Congress each year, in which there is invitation to civil society organizations, citizens, the private sector and the academy.
January 1, 2019 - August 31, 2019/ August 31, 2020
Implement the principles of the Open Parliament program and be an active member of the Open Parliament Network of ParlAmericas (RPA) that promotes legislative opening and whose purpose is to increase transparency and access to public information, strengthen the accountability of democratic institutions, and promote the participation of citizens in decision-making processes.
September 01, 2018 - August 31, 2020
Name of the person in charge: Mauricio Oliva
Title and Department: President of the National Congress
E-mail and phone number: moliva@congreso.gob.hn
Other actors: General Government Coordination Secretary, Municipal Corporation Association (AHMON), lawmakers, civil society, citizens

Lead Institution: Sovereign National Congress of the Republic of Honduras


Support Institution: General Government Coordination Secretary, Municipal Corporation Association (AHMON), lawmakers, civil society, citizens

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From the IRM Review

 

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