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Social Participation in Federal Government’S Planning Cycle (BR0097)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Brazil National Action Plan 2016-2018

Action Plan Cycle: 2016

Status: Inactive

Institutions

Lead Institution: Ministry of Planning, Development and Management

Support Institution(s): Ministry of Education Government Secretariat Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA), Institute for Socioeconomic Studies (Inesc) Urban Network of Sociocultural Actions Open Knowledge Brazil Wheels of Peace

Policy Areas

E-Government, Public Participation, Sustainable Development Goals

IRM Review

IRM Report: Brazil Mid-Term Report 2016-2018

Starred: No

Early Results: Outstanding Outstanding

Design i

Verifiable: Yes

Relevant to OGP Values: Civic Participation Technology

Potential Impact:

Implementation i

Completion:

Description

Lead government institution Ministry of Planning, Development and Management Civil servant in charge for implementing at lead government institution Roseli Faria Position - Department General Coordinator/Monitoring and Evaluation Coordination E-mail roseli.faria@planejamento.gov.br Telephone 55 61 20204546 Other involved actors Government Ministry of Education Government Secretariat Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA) Civil society, private sector, group of workers and multilateral actors Institute for Socioeconomic Studies (Inesc) Urban Network of Sociocultural Actions Open Knowledge Brazil Wheels of Peace Status quo or problem/issue to be addressed The need of increasing social participation and also its effective approach, at the pluriannual plan (PPA) Main objective To improve and consolidate methods of social participation for the PPA formulation and management phases Commitment short description PPA participative monitoring, especially along with the transversal agenda, and also within the sustainable development goals (ODS), through digital tools OGP Challenge addressed by the Commitment Improvement of Public Services Increasing public integrity More effective public resources management Corporative accountability increment Commitment relevance Relevant for increasing PPA monitoring social participation Goal Greater social participation throughout PPA formulating and managing phases

IRM Midterm Status Summary

14. Social Participation in Federal Government’s Planning Cycle

Commitment Text:

Maximize social participation on the Pluriannual Plan through the Intercouncil Forum

The commitment seeks alternatives to broaden social participation and to improve and consolidate methods of social participation for the PPA formulation and management phases, as it is considered the main tool of the Federal Government planning. Therefore, it is intended to make feasible the conduction of a PPA participatory monitoring, focusing on traversal agendas and on targets and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), using digital tools.

14.1 –PPA participative monitoring methodology draft formulation, taking into account transversal agendas, and the sustainable development goals (ODS)

14.2 – Enhancement of digital tools for monitoring the implementation of PPA and ODS goals and objectives

14.3 –Establishing a communication strategy to expand the access/use of digital tools for PPA monitoring

14.4 – Presenting a PPA implementation accountability by means of Intercouncil Forum (1 per year)

14.5 – Presenting a PPA implementation accountability by means of digital thematic public audiences (2 per year)

14.6 –II Intercouncil Forum Meeting

14.7 – II Digital Public Audiences Round

Responsible institution: Ministry of Planning, Development and Management

Supporting institutions: Ministry of Education, Government Secretariat, Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA), Institute for Socioeconomic Studies (Inesc), Urban Network of Sociocultural Actions, Open Knowledge Brazil, Wheels of Peace

Start date: December 2016.. End date: June 2018

Context and Objectives

The Plurennial Plan (PPA) is the main planning tool of the federal government. The commitment aims to improve and consolidate methods of social participation in the PPA. It also aims to maximize social participation during the implementation and monitoring phases of the PPA. To do this, the government will use Intercouncil Forum meetings and online public forums.

A four-year tool, the PPA outlines goals, targets, and strategies for the allocation of public resources, such as budgetary expenses. The government attempted to include civic participation in the PPA at the federal level in 2011. However, both the government and civil society felt the attempt achieved limited success.[1] The government currently executes the 2016-19 PPA, implemented during the action plan, amid an economic crisis and a reduction of expenses.[2] Therefore, civil society participation in its implementation is perceived as critical.[3]

The commitment has a high level of specificity. Key activities include enhancing digital tools for monitoring the implementation of the PPA and the Sustainable Development Goals, and for monitoring the PPA through the Intercouncil Forum and public feedback. Few details exist about the expected characteristics of the monitoring tools. However, the government specifies that the monitoring methodology will be designed during the implementation of the plan.

The commitment is mainly related to the OGP value of civic participation. It has a minor potential impact, mostly due to the commitment’s focus on preliminary steps and the existence of previous policy programs related to the deliverables (e.g., the PPA apps and the Intercouncil Forum meetings). The commitment does not specify the characteristics of the new monitoring tools. Therefore, it is not possible to determine, at the outset of the action plan, if the new participation mechanisms will be more successful than previous efforts.

Completion

The commitment has seen limited completion.

The government has drafted the monitoring methodology (milestone 14.1). It developed the draft in partnership with civil society during two meetings: one in April 2017 and another in May 2017.[4] An interview with a civil society representative (Neide de Sordi) confirmed this information. The methodology includes monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the initiatives prioritized by councils involved in the Plurennial Plan (PPA). The draft was also open for public consultation at the Participa.br portal.[5]

According to the August 2017 monitoring report, the digital monitoring tools (milestone 14.2) are under development. They include the update of two tools previously used to monitor the PPA: the PPA Mais Brasil[6] and the Integrated Planning and Budgeting System (SIOP). The PPA Mais Brasil[7] (previously PPA Cidadão) allows users to individualize their tracked programs and SDGs at the PPA. The SIOP allows users to monitor budgetary information.[8]

The government has begun establishing a communication strategy to expand access to and use of digital tools for PPA monitoring (milestone 14.3). An interviewed civil society representative (Neide de Sordi) confirmed this. The government plans to launch the tools at the Intercouncil Forum in early 2018.

The remaining milestones have not been initiated.

The action plan set a completion date of October 2017 for milestones 14.1, 14.2, and 14.4, which puts the commitment behind schedule.

Early Results (if any)

Due to the limited progress, and because the monitoring tools are not yet in use, it is too early to analyze commitment's results.

Next Steps

The IRM researcher recommends completing the commitment. The commitment constitutes a positive attempt to reach a broader range of contributors to comment on the PPA by creating monitoring tools that can be used by anyone. The commitment aims to include members from subnational partners and academia, who, in cities and states, also can engage in and monitor their local Plurennial Plans (PPAs). As next steps, the government should engage more civil society organizations to participate in the process. The PPA is a complex process that requires specialized partners from civil society to properly engage. Civil society organizations with expertise on the topic have engaged in previous PPA consultations. These organizations include the Social Observatory Network (Rede de Observatório Social), Institute for Socioeconomic Studies, and Mata Atlântica.

According to the International Budget Partnership (IBP), the Brazilian government should prioritize piloting mechanisms for the public to comment on budget matters during the budget’s implementation (such as through social audits). The organization also recommends holding legislative hearings on the audit report. IBP suggests the government provide the public with a written record of inputs received during the auditing process and how they influenced the outcome.[9]


[2] 'Dilma Sanctioned Pluriannual Plan from 2016 to 2019 with Vetoes,' Agencia Brasil, 14 January 2016, http://congressoemfoco.uol.com.br/noticias/dilma-sanciona-plano-plurianual-de-2016-a-2019-com-vetos/.

[3] 'PPA 2016–2019: Resumption of Social Participation?' INESC, 3 March 2015, http://www.inesc.org.br/noticias/noticias-do-inesc/2015/marco/ppa-2016-2019-retomada-da-participacao-social.

[4] Ministerio da Transparencia, Fiscalizacao e Controladoria-Geral da Uniao, Relatorio de Status de Execucao de Compromisso, http://www.governoaberto.cgu.gov.br/central-de-conteudo/documentos/2017-31-agosto-rse_14.pdf.

[7] Ibid.

[8] Ministerio da Transparencia, Fiscalizacao e Controladoria-Geral da Uniao, Relatorio de Status de Execucao de Compromisso.

[9] 'Open Budget Survey 2017, Brazil,' International Budget Partnership, http://bit.ly/2BIDoe7.


Commitments

  1. Subnational Good Governance

    BR0100, 2018, Capacity Building

  2. Open Data Policy

    BR0101, 2018, E-Government

  3. Scientific Data Governance

    BR0102, 2018, E-Government

  4. Capacity-Building and Oversight on Nutrition Policy

    BR0103, 2018, Capacity Building

  5. Transport Data

    BR0104, 2018, E-Government

  6. Transparency and Oversight in Infrastructure Repair Processes

    BR0105, 2018, Capacity Building

  7. Increase Participation in Legislative Process

    BR0106, 2018, Capacity Building

  8. Urban and Rural Land Registers

    BR0107, 2018, E-Government

  9. Climate Change Policy Evaluation

    BR0108, 2018, E-Government

  10. Water Resource Management

    BR0109, 2018, Capacity Building

  11. National Electronic System/ATI implementation

    BR0110, 2018, E-Government

  12. Open Data on the Federal Government

    BR0084, 2016, Capacity Building

  13. Transparency of Public Funds

    BR0085, 2016, Capacity Building

  14. Access to Information Policy in the Federal Government – Promptness and Effectiveness to Information Requests

    BR0086, 2016, Capacity Building

  15. Access to Information Policy in the Federal Government – Requesters’ Personal Information Safeguard

    BR0087, 2016, Legislation & Regulation

  16. Effectiveness of National Policy for Social Participation Mechanisms

    BR0088, 2016, Capacity Building

  17. Starred commitment Digital Educational Resources

    BR0089, 2016, Capacity Building

  18. Open Data and Information Governance in Health

    BR0090, 2016, E-Government

  19. Prevention to Torture and Mean, Inhuman, or Humiliating Treatments in the Penitentiary System

    BR0091, 2016, Capacity Building

  20. Innovation Spaces for Management in Public Services

    BR0092, 2016, Capacity Building

  21. Assessment and Streamline of Public Services

    BR0093, 2016, E-Government

  22. Open Innovation and Transparency in the Legislative

    BR0094, 2016, Capacity Building

  23. Fostering Open Government in States and Municipalities

    BR0095, 2016, Capacity Building

  24. Transparency and Innovation in the Judiciary

    BR0096, 2016, Capacity Building

  25. Social Participation in Federal Government’S Planning Cycle

    BR0097, 2016, E-Government

  26. Open Data and Active Transparency in Environment Issues

    BR0098, 2016, Environment and Climate

  27. Mapping and Participatory Management for Culture

    BR0099, 2016, Capacity Building

  28. Probity Defense and Asset Recovery

    BR0033, 2013, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  29. Development of a Methodology for Social Participation on the Monitoring of the Pluriannual Plan (PPA) and on the Formulation of the Federal Public Budget

    BR0034, 2013, Capacity Building

  30. Development of the Monitoring System for the Social Movements Demands

    BR0035, 2013, Capacity Building

  31. Capacity-Building of Educators, Political Agents, Public Managers, Councilors for Social Policies and Community Leaderships

    BR0036, 2013, Capacity Building

  32. Encourage States and Municipalities to Endorse the OGP Four Principles

    BR0037, 2013, Capacity Building

  33. Implementation of the ODP.Nano

    BR0038, 2013, Oversight of Budget/Fiscal Policies

  34. Strengthening of the Office of the Comptroller General (CGU)

    BR0039, 2013, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  35. Online Accountability of Resources for Education Within the National Fund for Education Development

    BR0040, 2013, E-Government

  36. Generation of Knowledge and Capacity-Building of Managers and Public Resources Operator’S Partners and of Councilors for Social Control

    BR0041, 2013, Capacity Building

  37. National Program for Strengthening School Councils

    BR0042, 2013, Capacity Building

  38. Development of a Unified and Interactive Information Panel on the Implementation of the Water for All Program, Which Can Be Publicly Accessed Through the Internet

    BR0043, 2013, Capacity Building

  39. Digital Inclusion of Health Councils

    BR0044, 2013, E-Government

  40. Starred commitment Development of Tools for Increasing Transparency and Enhancing Land Governance

    BR0045, 2013, E-Government

  41. Implementation of the Document Management Policy in the Federal Government

    BR0046, 2013, Capacity Building

  42. Development of the “Access to Information Library”

    BR0047, 2013, Capacity Building

  43. Disclosure of Data from the Execution of the Union Budget and from Government Purchases

    BR0048, 2013, Fiscal Transparency

  44. Dissemination of the Public Open Data Culture to the Local Governments

    BR0049, 2013, Capacity Building

  45. Development of Support Technologies and Licensing Models for the Disclosure of Open Data

    BR0050, 2013, E-Government

  46. Disclosure of Information from Government Systems in an Open Data Format

    BR0051, 2013, Open Data

  47. Corporative Information Management in Social Security (E-Governance)

    BR0052, 2013, E-Government

  48. Improvement of Active Transparency and of the Unique Health System’ Ombudsman Unit

    BR0053, 2013, Health

  49. Strengthening of the National Audit System of the Unique Health System (SUS)

    BR0054, 2013, Audits and Controls

  50. Increasing Public Transparency of the Labor Relations Secretariat of the Ministry of Labor and Employment

    BR0055, 2013, E-Government

  51. Disclosure of Recommendations to Carry Out Public Audiences to Serve as Reference for the Government

    BR0056, 2013, Capacity Building

  52. Development of a Database of the Federal Public Administration Purchases Prices

    BR0057, 2013, E-Government

  53. Participatory Audits on the Constructions of Brazilian Host Cities for the 2014 FIFA World Cup

    BR0058, 2013, Audits and Controls

  54. Development of an Indicators Model for Transparency of Brazilian Municipalities Institutional Development

    BR0059, 2013, Capacity Building

  55. Development of a Brazilian Portal for the Open Government Partnership (OGP)

    BR0060, 2013, E-Government

  56. Development of Monitoring Reports on the Electronic Citizen Information System (e-SIC)

    BR0061, 2013, E-Government

  57. Encouragement of Social Participation

    BR0062, 2013, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  58. Formulation and Implementation of the Ministry of Defense’S Information Management Policy

    BR0063, 2013, Records Management

  59. Development of a Database of Administrative Documents Produced by Brazil’S Navy

    BR0064, 2013, Public Participation

  60. Open Educational Data

    BR0065, 2013, Education

  61. Improvement of Data Transparency from the National Consumer Protection Information System (Sindec)

    BR0066, 2013, Legislation & Regulation

  62. Restructuring of the Brazilian Federal Government Transparency Portal

    BR0067, 2013, E-Government

  63. Electronic System for Public Consultations

    BR0068, 2013, E-Government

  64. Improvement of Health Services Through the Increased Use of the National Health Card

    BR0069, 2013, Health

  65. Participatory Development of the Federal Ombudsman System

    BR0070, 2013, Justice

  66. “Brazil Transparent” Program

    BR0071, 2013, Capacity Building

  67. Development of the Unique Health System Letter

    BR0072, 2013, Health

  68. Digital Cities Project

    BR0073, 2013, E-Government

  69. Development of the National System for the Promotion of Racial Equality (SINAPIR)

    BR0074, 2013, Human Rights

  70. Improvement of Mechanisms for Social Participation in the Formulation of Public Policies

    BR0075, 2013, Public Participation

  71. Brazilian Portal for Social Participation

    BR0076, 2013, E-Government

  72. Open Data in the Ministry of Justice

    BR0077, 2013, Justice

  73. Improvement of the Pro-Ethics Company Registry

    BR0078, 2013, Private Sector

  74. Expansion of the Database of the National Debarment List (CEIS):

    BR0079, 2013, Open Contracting and Procurement

  75. Monitoring of the National Plan for Food and Nutrition Security (PLANSAN)

    BR0080, 2013, Health

  76. Development of an Information System on the Maria Da Penha Law (Law No. 11,340/2006)

    BR0081, 2013, Gender

  77. Development of Processes for Prior Consultation Under the 169 Convention of the International Labour Organization’S (ILO)

    BR0082, 2013, Labor

  78. Redesign of the Current Protection Programs

    BR0083, 2013, Human Rights

  79. Capacity Building Programs

    BR0001, 2011, Capacity Building

  80. Distance Education Program

    BR0002, 2011, Capacity Building

  81. Guide for Public Officials on Access to Information

    BR0003, 2011, Capacity Building

  82. Information Services Model

    BR0004, 2011, E-Government

  83. Diagnostic Study on the Transparency Values of Executive Branch

    BR0005, 2011, Right to Information

  84. Diagnostic Study on Role of Federal Ombudsman Units (FOUs)

    BR0006, 2011, Justice

  85. Research Study to Identify the Demands of Society in Regard to Access to Information

    BR0007, 2011, Right to Information

  86. Preparation of a Catalogue of Public Data and Information

    BR0008, 2011, Capacity Building

  87. Organization of a Meeting of the Inter-Council Forum Multi-Year Plan 2012–15 (Phase 2)

    BR0009, 2011, Capacity Building

  88. Organization of the 1st National Conference on Transparency and Social Control (1St Consocial)

    BR0010, 2011, Capacity Building

  89. Organization of the 1st National Open Data Meeting

    BR0011, 2011, Capacity Building

  90. Organization of the National Seminar on Social Participation

    BR0012, 2011, Capacity Building

  91. Partnership with the Digital Culture Laboratory

    BR0013, 2011, Capacity Building

  92. Partnership with World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Brazil

    BR0014, 2011, Capacity Building

  93. Development of the National Open Data Infrastructure (INDA)

    BR0015, 2011, E-Government

  94. INDA Capacity Building Plan

    BR0016, 2011, Capacity Building

  95. INDA Awareness- Raising Activities

    BR0017, 2011, Capacity Building

  96. Launch of the Brazil Open Data Portal

    BR0018, 2011, E-Government

  97. Resource Transfer Agreements and Contract System (SICONV)

    BR0019, 2011, Fiscal Transparency

  98. Aquarius Platform

    BR0020, 2011, E-Government

  99. Data Warehouse

    BR0021, 2011, E-Government

  100. Restructuring the Transparency Portal

    BR0022, 2011, E-Government

  101. Facilitate Access to Specific Databases

    BR0023, 2011, E-Government

  102. Interactive School Development Plan

    BR0024, 2011, E-Government

  103. Control Panel for the Integrated Monitoring and Oversight System (Public Module)

    BR0025, 2011, E-Government

  104. United Suppliers Registry (SICAF)

    BR0026, 2011, E-Government

  105. Registry of National Education Prices

    BR0027, 2011, Education

  106. Contractual Management of IT Services

    BR0028, 2011, E-Government

  107. Implementation of Pro-Ethics Company Registry

    BR0029, 2011, Private Sector

  108. Systemic Integration of Ombudsman Units

    BR0030, 2011, E-Government

  109. Continued Training for Public Ombudsman Units

    BR0031, 2011, Capacity Building

  110. Public Services Portal

    BR0032, 2011, Open Data