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Open Congress Action Plan (AR0094)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Argentina Action Plan 2019-2021

Action Plan Cycle: 2019

Status: Active

Institutions

Lead Institution: ● Parliamentary Modernization Program, Office of Transparency and Access to Public Information, Administrative and Parliamentary Secretariat of the Honorable Chamber of Deputies ● Office of Transparency and Access to Public Information and Parliamentary Secretariat of the Honorable Senate

Support Institution(s): Fundación Directorio Legislativo, ACIJ, CIPPEC, Conocimiento Abierto, Democracia en Red , Poder Ciudadano, Eurosocial

Policy Areas

Legislative, Open Parliaments, Participation in Lawmaking, 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?
So far, there is no institutionalized mechanism for dialogue between both legislative chambers and civil society organizations which allows co-creation of openness initiatives. These policies have been originally developed within the executive branches through the proliferation of open government offices and the implementation of commitments within the frame of the OGP. Based on an Open State approach, Argentina stands out for having engaged the three branches of power in the Third OGP National Action Plan by including commitments of the Judicial and Legislative powers and various oversight institutions. In this sense, the goal is to deepen this practice based on the successful previous experience so that this new commitment presents a more comprehensive approach. This starting point also builds upon lessons learnt from co-created a commitment (No. 11) in the Third Plan. Its implementation was a key process to foster dialogue with organized civil society; as well as to generate new spaces of exchange between the different management areas of both Chambers and with various national, subnational and international government stakeholders. The Argentine Congress grew by 8% in terms of Legislative Transparency since 2016, but is still 9th in the region. Considering the complexities of citizen access to the stages of parliamentary processes, there is a need to institutionalize openness practices, taking into account the particularities of the Legislative Power and its parliamentary cycles. this builds up on acknowledging a baseline in which it is necessary to deepen citizen participation, advance publication of open data, guarantee access to public information, and raise ethical standards in the management of the National Congress. Therefore, the proposal to generate an Open Congress Action Plan, which includes legislators, stakeholders involved in the management of internal processes, organized civil society, academia and the OGP with its co-creation and monitoring methodologies is critical to the consolidation of openness policies in the Argentine Congress.

What is the commitment?
The commitment is to design in a participatory manner and implement an Open Congress Action Plan, in line with the public policy guidelines fostered by the OGP, that brings together a set of commitments undertaken by both chambers of Congress together with CSOs, academia and citizens. The objectives of this commitment are the following:
● Strengthen and incorporate new practices of government openness within the Congress;
● Encourage greater dialogue and citizen participation in legislative processes;
● Promote inter-institutional dialogue between legislators, officials, authorities and employees of both legislative chambers;
● Include actors from civil society, academia, media and the private sector in the processes of co-creation of parliamentary public policies;
● Innovate in transparent mechanisms for the dissemination of legislative processes, focused on clear language and public communication of government acts;
● Promote the adoption of sound ethical standards in legislative processes.
The First Open Congress Action Plan is intended to be a fundamental milestone that institutionalizes a policy of legislative openness, through dialogue and citizen participation in the Argentine Congress.

How will the commitment contribute to solving the public problem?
The development of a commitment that foresees to define the process and methodology to design a first Open Congress Action Plan aims to promote the participation of all the stakeholders involved in its implementation. For this reason, opening the previous process as part of a commitment undertaken in the context of the Fourth National Action Plan gains relevance and allows the methodological design of the Open Congress Action Plan to be co-created and agreed upon with all those who will be affected by the process. It also establishes the commitment to meet specific deadlines and attainable goals that allow to set a roadmap for those involved and a sensible work plan to be drawn up considering the times of the legislative process. In summary, this is a commitment that institutionalizes the process of preparing an Open Congress Action Plan with a vision focused on effective, transparent and collaborative participation.

Why is this commitment relevant to OGP values?
The commitment is mainly relevant to citizen participation as it generates mechanisms so that diverse voices can be integrated into the process of co-creation of an Open Congress Action Plan. This institutionalizes open government policies in other areas of the State, specifically in the Legislative branch, thereby moving towards an Open State paradigm. In that sense, the proposal for the elaboration of an action plan of the Congress is presented as an opportunity to engage new stakeholders in the co-creation of legislative management policies, promote citizen participation in legislative processes, deepen transparency policies, and promote parliamentary innovation.

Additional information
This commitment results from the work of both chambers of the Congress, together with a group of civil society organizations.
● The commitment is presented as a continuity of the progress made by the National Congress in the implementation of openness policies, in line with the commitment number 11 undertaken in the Third OGP National Action Plan through which the open data policies initiated.
● In the case of the Chamber of Deputies, this commitment acknowledges the work carried out by the Open Parliament Network (which was created by residency Resolution RP No. 951/16), made up of legislative authorities and CSOs, through which concrete actions and areas of periodic dialogue have been agreed upon.
● This commitment also aims to be inspiring so that these practices of co-creation and joint work with civil society organizations are replicated in the provincial legislatures, thereby promoting the federal debate in the implementation of good legislative practices that have at their core participation, collaboration and transparency.


Commitments

  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, Access to Justice

  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, Legislative

  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, 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. 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, Legislation & Regulation

  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, 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, Anti-Corruption

  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, Access to Information

  51. 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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