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Federal Program on Open Government (AR0090)



Action Plan: Argentina Action Plan 2019-2022

Action Plan Cycle: 2019

Status: Active


Lead Institution: Direction of Open Government, Undersecretariat of Public Innovation and Open Government , Secretariat of Modernization. Direction of Municipal Training, Undersecretariat of Municipal Relations, Ministry of Interior, Public Works and Housing. Acción Colectiva, CLADH, Directorio Legislativo, Fundeps, Poder Ciudadano, Salta Transparente & Nuestra Mendoza

Support Institution(s): Acción Colectiva, CLADH, Directorio Legislativo, Fundeps, Poder Ciudadano, Salta Transparente & Nuestra Mendoza

Policy Areas

Capacity Building, Public Participation, Subnational, Sustainable Development Goals

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Yes

Relevant to OGP Values: Civic Participation

Potential Impact:

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review


What is the public problem that the commitment will address?
Argentina is among the pioneer countries in the promotion of an Open State. Provincial and municipal governments have advanced the implementation of openness practices, which show in the development of transparency and open data portals, the institutionalization of mechanisms for FOIA requests and the creation of spaces for dialogue with citizens. The national government and civil society organizations (CSOs) have accompanied this transformation by promoting the exchange of experiences, the training in tools and the facilitation of methodologies for open government. However, the incorporation of these actions in the Argentine territory is uneven: there are municipalities and provinces with recognized trajectories in terms of transparency and citizen participation, and others in which the developments are incipient or null. Likewise, as revealed in the Open Government Review in Argentina conducted by the OECD in 2018, most provinces implement policies on transparency, and to a lesser extent on citizen participation and accountability. Another problem identified is the absence of institutionalized mechanisms - at the subnational level - that promote the co-creation of policies between government and CSOs, which makes it difficult to generate long-term commitments that highlight the principles of open government. In turn, where dialogue spaces are deployed, there are not necessarily instances of accountability on the co-created policies or mechanisms that make the co-creation a binding process. These aspects that are especially demanded by CSOs involved in the federal open government agenda. Finally, there is a low diversification of the actors that make up the open government community of practice at the sub-national level. Therefore, it becomes important to generate collaboration schemes that respond to the heterogeneity of provinces and municipalities and promote the incorporation of new actors and organizations to the openness agenda.

What is the commitment?
The commitment is to design in a participatory manner and implement a Federal Program on Open Government aligned with the values of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) that materializes the national-local articulation pillar proposed in the Resolution of the Steering Committee of May 2019, which approves a new Local Strategy.

The objectives of this commitment are the following:
● Develop an articulated and coordinated approach between the national, provincial and municipal levels to strengthen open government policies;
● Promote the co-creation of policies in provinces and municipalities;
● Expand and diversify the community of government and civil society actors that are involved in the open government agenda;
● Promote the implementation of open government policies in subnational districts according to local, sectoral demands and in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Program is thus expected to be the channel to encourage and recognize actions that contribute to an effective and extensive implementation of open government policies in local areas and in partnership with civil society.

How will the commitment contribute to solving the public problem?
Starting with a consultation process, led by the national Government, to referents of provinces, municipalities and civil society, among other actors, a Federal Program on Open Government (OGP) will be designed and subnational governments will be invited to take part through the implementation of open government initiatives. The design of the Program will include the identification of incentives for the call to be successful, and the definition of terms and conditions to participate. Technical support, training in open government and co-creation methodologies, and contact with thematic networks will be offered to provinces and municipalities that wish to join the Program. Those that have not yet planned or implemented openness policies will be addressed, as well as those willing to scale up initiatives or associate them with a process framed in OGP. These components arise from lessons learnt in the implementation of Open Government Action Plans that include subnational commitments, as well as from the experience of the national Government and civil society organizations involved to date in these processes. In the framework of the Program, formats that encourage the diversified participation of actors will be identified and good practices will be recognized in differential categories (e.g. level of government, principles of open government, subject theme or SDG associated), so that progress is made visible in dissimilar contexts and with disparate developments. The support of OGP, anchored in the national-local articulation pillar of the Local Strategy, is expected to contribute to stimulating participation and recognition of initiatives. In this sense, their documentation and dissemination is also foreseen. Also, it is proposed to generate standards or indicators that allow, on one side, drawing a baseline in the field of open government and identifying different categories of local development, and on the other side that can serve as a guide for participation in the Program and for the distinction of transformative initiatives. In all cases, civil society will be involved in the design and implementation of the Program, as well as in the definition of its terms and conditions and the recognition of outstanding initiatives. This commitment enables space for the organizations involved in the open government agenda to promote dialogue with provincial and municipal actors and even to carry out technical assistance to those who join the Program.

Why is this commitment relevant to OGP values?
The commitment is mainly relevant to citizen participation, as it seeks to improve the opportunities of civil society to influence public decisions, not only those related to the design of the Program but especially those related to implementation at the municipal and provincial levels. Likewise, the commitment aims to create favorable conditions for civic participation in policy making, by generating a program that includes co-creation among its guiding principles.

Additional information
This commitment is drawn up in a coordinated and collaborative way between two national agencies, thus generating cross-cutting policies of governmental openness with territorial anchorage. The commitment is aligned and complements the open government policies at the federal level carried out by the Undersecretariat of Public Innovation and Open Government, Point of Contact before the OGP, as well as the Secretariat of Modernization through the Federal Council of Modernization and its Open Government Commission. It also complements the strategy implemented in 2017 by integrating 11 provinces into the Third National Open Government Action Plan. The commitment is linked to the lines of work of the Undersecretariat of Municipal Relations, among which technical and territorial support is provided for the design and implementation of open government policies in local governments in the frame of strategic planning and local development. This complements the initiatives implemented by the Undersecretariat in the Second and Third OGP National Action Plan.


  1. Transparency in Extractive Industries

    AR0079, 2019, Access to Information

  2. Interactive Map for Information about Indigenous People

    AR0080, 2019, Capacity Building

  3. Budget Transparency

    AR0081, 2019, Access to Information

  4. Opening of Information in the Public Works Contracting System

    AR0082, 2019, Access to Information

  5. Legal Needs Survey

    AR0083, 2019, Access to Information

  6. Public Information on Human Trafficking

    AR0084, 2019, Access to Information

  7. Publishing Water and Sanitation Data

    AR0085, 2019, E-Government

  8. Transparency of the National Judicial Council

    AR0086, 2019, Access to Information

  9. Transparent Recommendations of the General Audit Office

    AR0087, 2019, Anti-Corruption

  10. Federal Penitentiary Diagnosis

    AR0088, 2019, Access to Information

  11. Active Transparency Initiative

    AR0089, 2019, Access to Information

  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, Access to Information

  15. Systematize Information About Sexual and Reproductive Health Policies

    AR0093, 2019, Capacity Building

  16. Open Congress Action Plan

    AR0094, 2019, Open Parliaments

  17. Opening of Information on the Selection Process of Judges

    AR0035, 2017, Access to Justice

  18. Opening of Public Information on Disciplinary Procedures for Judges

    AR0036, 2017, Access to Information

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

    AR0037, 2017, Access to Information

  20. Open in the Change Process Files to Open Government

    AR0038, 2017, Access to Information

  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, Anti-Corruption

  23. Productive Data Portal

    AR0041, 2017, Access to Information

  24. Platform on Climate Change: Information Transparency and Action

    AR0042, 2017, Access to Information

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

    AR0043, 2017, Access to Information

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

    AR0044, 2017, Access to Information

  27. Starred commitment Opening Data from the National Congress

    AR0045, 2017, Access to Information

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

    AR0046, 2017, Anti-Corruption

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

    AR0047, 2017, Access to Information

  30. Elaboration of a Bill Funding of Political Parties

    AR0048, 2017, Anti-Corruption

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

    AR0049, 2017, Access to Information

  32. Publication of Audit Recommendations in Argentine Prisons

    AR0050, 2017, Access to Information

  33. Strengthening the Regime of Financial Disclosure Reports and Interest

    AR0051, 2017, Anti-Corruption

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

    AR0052, 2017, Anti-Corruption

  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, Fiscal Openness

  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, Access to Information

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

    AR0059, 2017, Anti-Corruption

  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, Capacity Building

  49. Technology and Electoral Process

    AR0067, 2017, Anti-Corruption

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

    AR0068, 2017, Access to Information

  51. Starred commitment Open Urban Observatory Works: Accountability and Citizen Participation

    AR0069, 2017, Access to Information

  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, Access to Information

  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, Access to Information

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

    AR0075, 2017, Access to Information

  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, Access to Information

  61. State Capabilities in Open Government

    AR0020, 2015, Capacity Building

  62. Public Data Portal

    AR0021, 2015, Access to Information

  63. Participatory Policies for People with Disabilities

    AR0022, 2015, Capacity Building

  64. Advertising Rules

    AR0023, 2015, Access to Information

  65. Open University

    AR0024, 2015, Access to Information

  66. New Commitments in Average

    AR0025, 2015, Public Participation

  67. Roundtable

    AR0026, 2015, Public Participation

  68. Social Security Statistics

    AR0027, 2015, Access to Information

  69. Federalization of Open Government Practices

    AR0028, 2015, Capacity Building

  70. Pilot Platform Public Nformation

    AR0029, 2015, Access to Information

  71. Platform "Justice 2020"

    AR0030, 2015, Access to Information

  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, Access to Information

  75. Transparency of Information

    AR0034, 2015, Access to Information

  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, Anti-Corruption

  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, Access to Information

  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, Access to Information

  88. Bill to Reform the Judiciary

    AR0013, 2013, Access to Information

  89. Federalization of the Working Groups of the Digital Agenda

    AR0014, 2013, E-Government

  90. Open Government National Event

    AR0015, 2013, Access to Information

  91. Hackathon Public Data

    AR0016, 2013, Capacity Building

  92. Encouraging Participation Mechanisms Provided by Decree 1172-1104

    AR0017, 2013, Access to Information

  93. Regulation of Law 26654

    AR0018, 2013, Capacity Building

  94. Improved Commitment Letter Citizen Program

    AR0019, 2013, Capacity Building

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