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Implementation of the ODP.Nano (BR0038)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Brazil Second Action Plan

Action Plan Cycle: 2013

Status: Inactive

Institutions

Lead Institution: Office of the Comptroller General

Support Institution(s): NA

Policy Areas

Fiscal Openness, Oversight of Budget/Fiscal Policies

IRM Review

IRM Report: Brazil End-of-Term Report 2013-2016, Brazil Progress Report 2013-2014

Starred: No

Early Results: Did Not Change

Design i

Verifiable: Yes

Relevant to OGP Values: Not Relevant

Potential Impact:

Implementation i

Completion:

Description

To implement the ODP.nano in state governments. The commitment aims at disseminating to states the Federal Government operating model of the Public Expenditure Observatory (ODP). To achieve this commitment, scientific methods for the crossing of data from several sources shall be applied, thus ensuring the identification of inadequate use of state public resources. The development of the ODP.nano within the states shall enhance the internal control and support state management of public resources.

IRM End of Term Status Summary

Commitment 1.2 - Implementation of the ODP.nano

Commitment Text: To implement the ODP.nano in state governments. The commitment aims at disseminating to states the Federal Government operating model of the Public Expenditure Observatory (ODP). To achieve this commitment, scientific methods for the crossing of data from several sources shall be applied, thus ensuring the identification of inadequate use of state public resources. The development of the ODP.nano within the states shall enhance the internal control and support state management of public resources.

Responsible institution: Office of the Comptroller General (CGU)

Supporting institution: None

Start date: Not specified                          End date: 14 December 2014...............................................

Commitment aim

The Public Expenditure Observatory (ODP) is used by the federal government to cross-check big data in order to identify signs of misappropriation of public resources. The commitment sought to extend this federal model as well as know-how, technology, and equipment to state governments.

Status

Midterm: Completed

During the reporting period, two pilots were carried out. Since the commitment did not specify an exact number of pilots, it was considered complete at the midterm. One of the pilots was actually completed before the beginning of the action plan, and neither opening data nor sharing methodologies with civil society were included as planned activities.

Did it open government?

Access to information: Did not change

Civic Participation: Did not change

Public accountability: Did not change

The ODP process cross-checks data to identify misappropriations of public resources. In principle, it is possible for civil society to work alongside the government to collect or analyse data. However, the commitment did not involve a public-facing element. Civil society organisations did not have access to data on public resources or to the methodology used by the ODP process. As a result, the commitment improved internal government accountability, but did not change the open government status quo. 

Carried forward?

The commitment is not included in the next action plan. If carried forward in the future, the IRM researcher suggests using elements of transparency (such as open data) and participation (such as participatory mechanisms for analyzing data and detecting possible signs of corruption) to implement the ODP.nano in state governments.


Commitments

Open Government Partnership