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Capacity-Building and Oversight on Nutrition Policy (BR0103)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Brazil National Action Plan 2018-2021

Action Plan Cycle: 2018

Status: Active

Institutions

Lead Institution: Ministry of Social Development - MDS

Support Institution(s): Ministry of Social Development - MDS State Department of Science, Technology and Social Development from Rio de Janeiro Ministry of Transparency and Comptroller General of Brazil – CGU National School of Public Administration - ENAP Presidents Commission of State CONSEAS National Council for Food and Nutrition Security Federal University of Santa Catarina - UFSC

Policy Areas

Capacity Building, Health, Public Participation, Public Service Delivery

IRM Review

IRM Report: Brazil Design Report 2018-2020

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

Description

Commitment 4: Implement training actions for public officials and civil society, in order to increase the recognition of the Human Right to Adequate Food as well as to strengthen public oversight towards the Food and Nutrition Security Policy.
Lead government institution Ministry of Social Development - MDS
Civil servant in charge for implementing at lead government institution Elcio de Souza Magalhães
Position - Department General Coordinator for the Department of integration of Public Agri-food Systems - DEISP
E-mail elcio.magalhaes@mds.gov.br
Telephone (61) 2030-1161
Other involved actors Government Ministry of Social Development - MDS
State Department of Science, Technology and Social Development from Rio de Janeiro
Ministry of Transparency and Comptroller General of Brazil – CGU
National School of Public Administration - ENAP
Presidents Commission of State CONSEAS
Civil Society National Council for Food and Nutrition Security
Federal University of Santa Catarina - UFSC
Status quo or problem/issue to be addressed Difficulties faced by managers and civil society to work the nutrition security issue as well as to materialize it on intersectoral actions
Main objective Increase the participation and public oversight over the Nutrition Security Policy
Commitment short description The commitment intends to increase the participation and public oversight over the Nutrition Security Policy by state’s support (CAISANS and State CONSEAS) for the construction and monitoring process of Food and Nutrition Security Plans at local levels.
OGP Challenge addressed by the Commitment Support civic participation
Commitment relevance Increase knowledge of the public administrators about Human Right to Adequate Food (DHAA) as well as a greater incidence of civil society on the planning of the SAN Policy
Ambição Promote a greater orientation of the Food and Nutrition Security (SAN) plans to the society demands.
Situation Initiated in October 2018
Results description Not available
Implemented until July/2020

Verifiable and measurable milestones to fulfill the Commitment Start date: End date: Responsible:
Mapping of existing distance learning actions in execution
10/01/2018
12/31/2018 MDS*
CONSEAS
Construction of a converging agenda for qualifications on Food and Nutrition Security (SAN) and Human Right to Adequate Food (DHAA)

03/01/2019

06/30/2019

CONSEA*
MDS
CONSEAS
Execution of two rounds of state seminars about public oversight over Food and Nutrition Security (SAN)

03/01/2019

07/31/2020
CGU*
MDS
CONSEA
Offer 3 distance learning courses over Food and Nutrition Security (SAN) and Human Right to Adequate Food (DHAA)

12/01/2018

12/31/2018
MDS*
ENAP
CONSEA
Availability of courses on a virtual platform
12/01/2018
07/31/2020 ENAP*
MDS
Inclusion of subjects about Food and Nutrition Security (SAN) and Human Right to Adequate Food (DHAA) on courses provided by ENAP

03/01/2019

07/31/2020

ENAP*
MDS
CONSEA

IRM Midterm Status Summary

4. Strengthening Public Oversight over the Food and Nutrition Security National Plan – PLANSAN

Language of the commitment as it appears in the action plan:

“Increase the participation and public oversight over the Nutrition Security Policy.”

4.1. Mapping of existing distance learning actions in execution

4.2. Construction of a converging agenda for qualifications on Food and Nutrition Security (SAN) and Human Right to Adequate Food (DHAA)

4.3. Execution of two rounds of state seminars about public oversight over Food and Nutrition Security (SAN)

4.4. Offer 3 distance learning courses over Food and Nutrition Security (SAN) and Human Right to Adequate Food (DHAA)

4.5. Availability of courses on a virtual platform

4.6. Inclusion of subjects about Food and Nutrition Security (SAN) and Human Right to Adequate Food (DHAA) on courses provided by ENAP

Start Date: January 2018                                                                           End Date: July 2020

Editorial note: to see the complete text, visit https://www.opengovpartnership.org/documents/brazil-national-action-plan-2018-2020/.

Context and Objectives

This commitment aims to increase public participation and oversight of nutrition security policy, address difficulties faced by public servants and civil society, and promote intersectoral solutions. Participants in the consultation stages voiced a need for increased civic participation in the monitoring of nutrition security policies and the promotion of national and subnational collaboration. [27] Academic analysis supports civic participation in nutrition security plans and has linked it to improvements in such plans. [28] It should also be noted that the Nutrition Security Councils—participatory councils mandated by law—have been linked to an increase in nutrition public service delivery. [29]

Academics echo a need to increase public participation in the creation and implementation of nutrition security policies across the country. [30] One municipal employee from Rio de Janeiro argues that nutrition security policies, particularly those at subnational levels, are struggling to sustain previous levels of civil society and government collaboration. [31]

This commitment proposes raising awareness around Food and Nutrition Security (SAN) and the Human Right to Adequate Food (DHAA)  policies through seminars (Milestone 4.3) and through the design and implementation of distance learning courses (4.1, 4.4−4.6). Additionally, it seeks to create a converging agenda for the development of training related SAN and DHAA through the National Council for Food and Nutrition Security (CONSEA) (4.2). Made up of civil society and government representatives on a two-to-one ratio, respectively, CONSEA provides an institutional space that inherently requires and yields significant influence to civic participation in the creation of this agenda. [32]

The commitment is verifiable, and its milestones promote increased awareness of nutrition security policy. However, the commitment has a minor potential impact. It focuses on the creation and strengthening of capacity building programs, and it does not measure how this focus will increase citizen engagement and oversight of the country’s nutrition security policy.

Next steps

If fully implemented, the commitment does not need to be included in the next action plan. The commitment’s potential impact could be magnified by ensuring that civic participation is prioritized through its multiple activities, as it is the case for Milestone 4.2. The distance learning courses, for instance, could be designed and delivered in collaboration with civil society and could be targeted to broader audiences. Additionally, there is an opportunity to promote and support best practices for civil society and government to collaborate in the design and delivery of policies. Too, getting the right actors and a sufficient number of them is critical. So there must be adequate proactive outreach to ensure sufficient participation.

[27] Government of Brazil, “Strengthening Social Control of the National Food and Nutrition Security Plan—PLANSAN—1st Co-creation Workshop,” gov.br, accessed August 2019, https://bit.ly/2Umw3z7.
[28] Ana Vasconcellos and Leides de Moura, “Food and Nutritional Security: Situation Analysis of Decentralization in the National Public Policy,” Cad. Public Health 34, no. 2 (1 March 2018), https://bit.ly/2I2nRxt.
[29] Patricia Constante Jaime, “Why Is the National Food and Nutrition Security Council Needed?” Journal da USP (7 January 2019), https://bit.ly/2Ie7wVQ.
[30] Mick Machado, Cristine Garcia Gabriel, Claudia Soar, Gisel Rockenbach Mamed, Patricia Maria de Oliveira Machado, Josimari Telino de Lacerda, Milena Correa Martins, and Maria Cristina Marcon, “Compliance with Guidelines by State Plans for Food and Nutritional Security in Brazil,” Cad. Public Health 34, no. 1 (5 February 2018), https://bit.ly/2D1gBhb
[31] Márcia Valéria O. do Nascimento (Rio de Janeiro’s Secretariat on Science, Technology, Innovation, and Social Development), interview with IRM researcher, 21 March 2019.
[32] The Food Foundation and Institute of Development Studies, Brazil’s Policies to Guarantee Food Rights (July 2017), https://foodfoundation.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/5-Briefing-Brazil_vF.pdf.

Commitments

  1. Subnational Good Governance

    BR0100, 2018, Capacity Building

  2. Open Data Policy

    BR0101, 2018, Access to Information

  3. Scientific Data Governance

    BR0102, 2018, Access to Information

  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, Access to Information

  12. Open Data on the Federal Government

    BR0084, 2016, Access to Information

  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, Access to Information

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

    BR0087, 2016, Access to Information

  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, Access to Information

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

    BR0091, 2016, Access to Information

  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, Access to Justice

  25. Social Participation in Federal Government’S Planning Cycle

    BR0097, 2016, E-Government

  26. Open Data and Active Transparency in Environment Issues

    BR0098, 2016, Access to Information

  27. Mapping and Participatory Management for Culture

    BR0099, 2016, Access to Information

  28. Probity Defense and Asset Recovery

    BR0033, 2013, Anti-Corruption

  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, Fiscal Openness

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

    BR0039, 2013, Anti-Corruption

  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, Access to Information

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

    BR0048, 2013, Access to Information

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

    BR0049, 2013, Access to Information

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

    BR0050, 2013, Access to Information

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

    BR0051, 2013, Access to Information

  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, Access to Justice

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

    BR0054, 2013, Anti-Corruption

  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, Anti-Corruption

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

    BR0058, 2013, Anti-Corruption

  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, Access to Information

  57. Encouragement of Social Participation

    BR0062, 2013, Anti-Corruption

  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, Access to Information

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

    BR0066, 2013, Access to Information

  62. Restructuring of the Brazilian Federal Government Transparency Portal

    BR0067, 2013, Access to Information

  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, Access to Information

  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, Access to Information

  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, Anti-Corruption

  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, Access to Justice

  79. Capacity Building Programs

    BR0001, 2011, Access to Information

  80. Distance Education Program

    BR0002, 2011, Access to Information

  81. Guide for Public Officials on Access to Information

    BR0003, 2011, Access to Information

  82. Information Services Model

    BR0004, 2011, Access to Information

  83. Diagnostic Study on the Transparency Values of Executive Branch

    BR0005, 2011, Access to Information

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

    BR0006, 2011, Access to Information

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

    BR0007, 2011, Access 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, Access to Information

  90. Organization of the National Seminar on Social Participation

    BR0012, 2011, Capacity Building

  91. Partnership with the Digital Culture Laboratory

    BR0013, 2011, Access to Information

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

    BR0014, 2011, Access to Information

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

    BR0015, 2011, Access to Information

  94. INDA Capacity Building Plan

    BR0016, 2011, Access to Information

  95. INDA Awareness- Raising Activities

    BR0017, 2011, Access to Information

  96. Launch of the Brazil Open Data Portal

    BR0018, 2011, Access to Information

  97. Resource Transfer Agreements and Contract System (SICONV)

    BR0019, 2011, Access to Information

  98. Aquarius Platform

    BR0020, 2011, Access to Information

  99. Data Warehouse

    BR0021, 2011, E-Government

  100. Restructuring the Transparency Portal

    BR0022, 2011, Access to Information

  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, Access to Information

  105. Registry of National Education Prices

    BR0027, 2011, Anti-Corruption

  106. Contractual Management of IT Services

    BR0028, 2011, Anti-Corruption

  107. Implementation of Pro-Ethics Company Registry

    BR0029, 2011, Private Sector

  108. Systemic Integration of Ombudsman Units

    BR0030, 2011, Access to Justice

  109. Continued Training for Public Ombudsman Units

    BR0031, 2011, Access to Justice

  110. Public Services Portal

    BR0032, 2011, Access to Information

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