Costa Rica

Joined 2012

Volante MRI sobre los Planes de Acción de Costa Rica
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The following text was contributed by the Government of Costa Rica. 

In January 2012, Costa Rica decided to join the Open Government Partnership because it is aware that this membership will help the country to consolidate the historically efforts made in terms of transparency, access to information and fight against corruption. Such efforts were established by the Constitution, the enacting laws and adhering to international initiatives and instruments.

The Open Government Partnership (OGP) offers to Costa Rica the opportunity of develop programs and policies to transform the relationship between government and citizens, provide access not only to more information but also useful information, allow a more informed civil society participation in public policy making, increase public service quality, promote a culture of accountability, fight corruption, encourage transparency, and improve the general institutional performance of the government.

The Costa Rican first Action Plan of Open Government (2013-2014) has been the initial exercise; it is the result of a series of government coordination meetings with civil society and open collaboration with diverse actor through Internet.

Costa Rica is committed to drive open government initiatives, which are segmented into challenges to be addressed:

  • improving public services

  • increasing public integrity, transparency, accountability, and citizen engagement

  • managing public resources more effectively

The major challenge to meet the commitments made in the Action Plan and make real the Open Government Principles in the country is to combine leadership and political will with the coordinated efforts of top authorities, government officials, civil society, academia, businesses, and all citizens. 

 

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Commitments in this section are part of the government's current action plan. The OGP's Independent Reporting Mechanism may not have reviewed these commitments, so the data available may be limited. Once the implementation period is complete and commitments have been fully reviewed, they appear in the next section. The action plans submitted by the government with the original commitment lists and text are available below.

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Commitments whose implementation period has been completed and which have been reviewed by the OGP's Independent Reporting Mechanism appear below. Original commitment lists and text can be found in the country's action plans listed below.

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