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Argentina

Transparency in Extractive Industries (AR0079)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Argentina Action Plan 2019-2021

Action Plan Cycle: 2019

Status: Active

Institutions

Lead Institution: Secretariat of Mining Policy, Ministry of Production and Labor. Undersecretariat of Energetic Planning, Ministry of Finance.

Support Institution(s): ACIJ, Directorio Legislativo, Fundación Ambiente y Recursos Naturales, Poder Ciudadano, Cambio Democrático & Universidad Nacional de San Martín

Policy Areas

E-Government, Environment and Climate, Extractive Industries, Open Data, Public Participation

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Pending IRM Review

Relevant to OGP Values: Pending IRM Review

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review

Description

What is the public problem that the commitment will address?
The Argentine society does not access accurate and reliable information in open formats on certain legal, social, environmental and economic aspects of extractive activities (oil, gas and mining), which are fundamental for the governance and transparency of these industries. In this sense, we identify as a problem the lack of information on the economic flows of payments from companies to the State for taxes, fees or other non-tax payments such as royalties, contributions to trusts, distribution of profits in UTE ( Transitional Unions of Enterprises), as well as information on the benefits and fiscal costs of the mining investment regime and social and environmental information of projects incorporated therein.

What is the commitment?
The commitment consists in publishing information on the extractive industries referring to economic, legal and tax aspects of extractive activities, as well as the evaluations of the fiscal costs and benefits of the mining investment regime (Law 24,196) made on the basis of a co-created methodology with civil society organizations (CSOs). Social and environmental information existing in the Secretariat of Mining Policy (SPM, for its acronym in Spanish) will also be systematized and made available on projects that request the benefit of fiscal stability within said regime. The general objective that guides this commitment is to contribute to the governance and transparency of these industries in our country. It seeks to ensure the transparency of information regarding objectives, beneficiaries, requirements, amounts and results of the regime in economic and financial terms, both in methodological design and in its implementation.

How will the commitment contribute to solving the public problem?
The lack of information and transparency creates governance problems in these industries because it increases distrust among stakeholders involved. For this reason, it is important to solve the problem of the register of information and its easy and friendly access, as well as provide elements for the interpretation of the data. Similarly, the evaluation of the mining investment regime, on the basis of an agreement with the interested parties on the methodological aspects, provides confidence and credibility in the results. At the same time, having impact evaluations will allow us to know if the objectives sought with the mining activity promotion regime are achieved and if it is an efficient, reasonable and equitable public policy or if it needs to be reviewed. Thus, solving the problem is a condition to improve citizen participation and the quality of discussions about public policies that aim to achieve social, economic and environmentally responsible development of these industries.

Why is this commitment relevant to OGP values?
The commitment is mainly relevant to transparency because it implies an increase in the quantity and quality of the information, understanding that quality takes into account both technical consistency and the ability to meet the needs of users in general. It improves access to information and makes the exercise of this right easier. It also implies the co-creation of a public policy evaluation tool with the participation of civil society organizations in the methodological design process, as well as the publication of the results of the evaluations that arise from its implementation. Also, it entails instances of accountability on the implementation of a public policy. Therefore, this commitment involves the values of citizen participation and accountability as well.

Additional information
The Secretariat of Mining Policy and the Secretariat of Energetic Planning are actively participating in the process of implementing the EITI standard in Argentina together with the extractive sector companies and civil society organizations involved in this issue. The Cabinet Office and the Secretariat of Public Revenue also participate representing government. The process will also include provinces that voluntarily adhere to the implementation of the On the other hand, both agencies support and continue to develop information systems related to the hydrocarbon and mining industries. These systems comply with open data standards and aim to facilitate access to public information to diverse users, both experts and non-experts.


Commitments

  1. Transparency in Extractive Industries

    AR0079, 2019, E-Government

  2. Interactive Map for Information about Indigenous People

    AR0080, 2019, Capacity Building

  3. Budget Transparency

    AR0081, 2019, E-Government

  4. Opening of Information in the Public Works Contracting System

    AR0082, 2019, E-Government

  5. Legal Needs Survey

    AR0083, 2019, E-Government

  6. Public Information on Human Trafficking

    AR0084, 2019, Capacity Building

  7. Publishing Water and Sanitation Data

    AR0085, 2019, E-Government

  8. Transparency of the National Judicial Council

    AR0086, 2019, E-Government

  9. Transparent Recommendations of the General Audit Office

    AR0087, 2019, Audits and Controls

  10. Federal Penitentiary Diagnosis

    AR0088, 2019, E-Government

  11. Active Transparency Initiative

    AR0089, 2019, E-Government

  12. Federal Program on Open Government

    AR0090, 2019, Capacity Building

  13. Federalization of the Micaela Law

    AR0091, 2019, Capacity Building

  14. Gender Disaggregated Employment Data

    AR0092, 2019, E-Government

  15. Systematize Information About Sexual and Reproductive Health Policies

    AR0093, 2019, Capacity Building

  16. Open Congress Action Plan

    AR0094, 2019, Legislature

  17. Opening of Information on the Selection Process of Judges

    AR0035, 2017, Capacity Building

  18. Opening of Public Information on Disciplinary Procedures for Judges

    AR0036, 2017, E-Government

  19. Second Stage of Portal "Datos.Jus.Gov.Ar"

    AR0037, 2017, E-Government

  20. Open in the Change Process Files to Open Government

    AR0038, 2017, E-Government

  21. Bring the Budget to Citizens: Bill Diffusion Budget and Monitoring Public Policy Priority

    AR0039, 2017, E-Government

  22. Integrated Mining Information System

    AR0040, 2017, E-Government

  23. Productive Data Portal

    AR0041, 2017, E-Government

  24. Platform on Climate Change: Information Transparency and Action

    AR0042, 2017, E-Government

  25. Implementation of Data Standard for Open Procurement (EDCA)

    AR0043, 2017, E-Government

  26. Opening Information Gender Equity in Science and Technology for Influencing Public Politics

    AR0044, 2017, Gender

  27. Opening Data from the National Congress

    AR0045, 2017, E-Government

  28. Transparency and Participation in Health Policy: Implementation of Mechanisms to Prevent Conflicts of Interest

    AR0046, 2017, Conflicts of Interest

  29. Deepening the Openness and Transparency of Information Related to Procurement and Contracting of PAMI

    AR0047, 2017, Fiscal Transparency

  30. Elaboration of a Bill Funding of Political Parties

    AR0048, 2017, Legislation & Regulation

  31. Monitoring of the National Action Plan for the Prevention, Assistance and Eradication of Violence Against Women 2017-2019

    AR0049, 2017, E-Government

  32. Publication of Audit Recommendations in Argentine Prisons

    AR0050, 2017, Audits and Controls

  33. Strengthening the Regime of Financial Disclosure Reports and Interest

    AR0051, 2017, Conflicts of Interest

  34. Proactive Publication of Reports and Audits by the Office of the Comptroller General

    AR0052, 2017, Audits and Controls

  35. Capacity Building in the Analysis of Public Accounts for Specific Actors

    AR0053, 2017, E-Government

  36. National Board of the Priority Projects of the Ministry of Modernization

    AR0054, 2017, E-Government

  37. Improving the Mechanism of Popular Initiative

    AR0055, 2017, Legislation & Regulation

  38. Practical Training on Open Government

    AR0056, 2017, Capacity Building

  39. Participatory Development of a National Plan for Equal Opportunities

    AR0057, 2017, Gender

  40. Promotion of Mechanisms to Engage Civil Society in the Audit Cycle

    AR0058, 2017, Audits and Controls

  41. Opening Spaces for Discussion and Training on the Electoral Process in Argentina

    AR0059, 2017, Education

  42. Public Consultation for the Generation of Statistical Data on Education

    AR0060, 2017, Capacity Building

  43. Strengthening the Area of ​​Citizen Participation "Commitment to Education"

    AR0061, 2017, E-Government

  44. Citizen Participation in the Cycle of Cultural Policies Home Programs History and Culture of the Bicentennial

    AR0062, 2017, E-Government

  45. Perceptions and Representations of People with Disabilities on Service Institutions

    AR0063, 2017, Capacity Building

  46. Bureau of Policy Dialogue Habitat

    AR0064, 2017, E-Government

  47. Young Guide

    AR0065, 2017, E-Government

  48. Innovation Lab for Guaranteeing Rights Bodies and External Control

    AR0066, 2017, Audits and Controls

  49. Technology and Electoral Process

    AR0067, 2017, Capacity Building

  50. Promotion and Strengthening Policies of Open Government in the Municipalities of the Province

    AR0068, 2017, Capacity Building

  51. Open Urban Observatory Works: Accountability and Citizen Participation

    AR0069, 2017, E-Government

  52. Platform Linking Civil Organizations and the Provincial Government

    AR0070, 2017, Capacity Building

  53. Strengthening Open Government Policies: to Promote Citizen Participation in Chubut

    AR0071, 2017, Capacity Building

  54. Institutionalization of Open Government Policies in the Province of Córdoba

    AR0072, 2017, Capacity Building

  55. Collaborative Network Between Civil Society Organizations and State

    AR0073, 2017, E-Government

  56. Expanding Ecosystem of Access to Information in the Municipalities

    AR0074, 2017, Capacity Building

  57. Strengthening Policies Open Data in Municipalities of the Province of Mendoza

    AR0075, 2017, Capacity Building

  58. Participatory Platform for Citizen Protection

    AR0076, 2017, E-Government

  59. Participatory Preparation of a Draft Open Government Act Provincial

    AR0077, 2017, Legislation & Regulation

  60. Opening Information Service Justice

    AR0078, 2017, Judiciary

  61. State Capabilities in Open Government

    AR0020, 2015, Capacity Building

  62. Public Data Portal

    AR0021, 2015, Capacity Building

  63. Participatory Policies for People with Disabilities

    AR0022, 2015, Capacity Building

  64. Advertising Rules

    AR0023, 2015, Capacity Building

  65. Open University

    AR0024, 2015, Capacity Building

  66. New Commitments in Average

    AR0025, 2015, Money in Politics

  67. Roundtable

    AR0026, 2015, Public Participation

  68. Social Security Statistics

    AR0027, 2015, Open Data

  69. Federalization of Open Government Practices

    AR0028, 2015, Capacity Building

  70. Pilot Platform Public Nformation

    AR0029, 2015, Capacity Building

  71. Platform "Justice 2020"

    AR0030, 2015, E-Government

  72. Map Support

    AR0031, 2015, E-Government

  73. Virtual Networking Unit Technology

    AR0032, 2015, E-Government

  74. Virtual Technological Linkage Unit - Data Management

    AR0033, 2015, Legislation & Regulation

  75. Transparency of Information

    AR0034, 2015, E-Government

  76. Digital Signature

    AR0001, 2013, E-Government

  77. Argentine Public Software

    AR0002, 2013, E-Government

  78. National Program for Critical Infrastructure Information and Cyber ​​Security (ICIC) and Internet Sano

    AR0003, 2013, Capacity Building

  79. Electronic Procurement System

    AR0004, 2013, E-Government

  80. Despapelización

    AR0005, 2013, E-Government

  81. Expansion of the Ict Survey (ENTIC)

    AR0006, 2013, Capacity Building

  82. Creating a Public Data Portal

    AR0007, 2013, E-Government

  83. Best Practices Manual Open Government

    AR0008, 2013,

  84. New Procedures Portal

    AR0009, 2013, E-Government

  85. State Map

    AR0010, 2013, Capacity Building

  86. Link Training Plan and Those Responsible for Access to Information Public

    AR0011, 2013, Capacity Building

  87. Data Processing Matrix of Decree 1172/2004

    AR0012, 2013, E-Government

  88. Bill to Reform the Judiciary

    AR0013, 2013, Legislation & Regulation

  89. Federalization of the Working Groups of the Digital Agenda

    AR0014, 2013, E-Government

  90. Open Government National Event

    AR0015, 2013, Capacity Building

  91. Hackathon Public Data

    AR0016, 2013, Capacity Building

  92. Encouraging Participation Mechanisms Provided by Decree 1172-1104

    AR0017, 2013, Capacity Building

  93. Regulation of Law 26654

    AR0018, 2013, Capacity Building

  94. Improved Commitment Letter Citizen Program

    AR0019, 2013, Capacity Building

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