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Uruguay Mid-Term Report 2016-2018

This report was written in Spanish with an English Executive Summary. To see the original report, go to https://www.opengovpartnership.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Uruguay_Mid-term_IRM-Report_2016-2018.pdf

With broad participation from civil society, Uruguay made progress in the implementation of commitments. Moving forward, it is important to identify strategic lines that will allow for more ambitious commitments, as well as engaging additional government stakeholders.

Highlights

Commitment Overview Well-Designed? *
14. National Water Plan After broad discussion and citizen participation, the National Water Plan was approved on July 31 2017. Yes
25. Right of access to public information This commitment promotes access to information in different areas of public interest, including human rights violations during the dictatorship. Yes
36. Citizen monitoring in Montevideo This initiative provides opportunities for citizen monitoring of air quality, food and spending on public works. Yes
39. Departmental open government Tacuarembo Open Government Policy in Tacuarembo includes access to information and citizen participation activities led by and multidisciplinary committee. Yes

* Commitment is evaluated by the IRM as specific, relevant, and has a transformative potential impact
 Commitment is evaluated by the IRM as being specific, relevant, potentially transformative, and substantially or fully implemented

Process

The Grupo de Trabajo de Gobierno Abierto serves as permanent forum for co-creation and monitoring of the action plan. Consultations were conducted using online and offline tools and included broad participation from government and civil society.

Did Not act contrary to OGP process

A country is considered to have acted contrary to process if one or more of the following occurs:

  • The National Action Plan was developed with neither online or offline engagements with citizens and civil society
  • The government fails to engage with the IRM researchers in charge of the country’s Year 1 and Year 2 reports
  • The IRM report establishes that there was no progress made on implementing any of the commitments in the country’s action plan

Performance

During the first year of implementation, Uruguay made significant progress with more than half of its commitments substantially or completely implemented. More ambition and including commitments related to public accountability are key areas of opportunity.

IRM Recommendations

  1. Integrated action plan
  2. Private sector engagement
  3. Strengthen civil society oversight
  4. Integrated involvement of local governments
  5. Inclusion of commitments that involve the three branches

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