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Costa Rica

  • Member Since 2012
  • Action Plan 3

Current Action Plan

2017-2019

Action Plan 3

  • Number of Commitments: 12
  • Policy Area Focus: Sustainable Development Goals, Gender and LGBTI Rights, Open State (All branches)

Costa Rica is currently implementing 12 commitments from their 2017-2019 action plan.

This action plan features commitments related to the sustainable development goals, including gender equality, sustainable communities, and climate action.

 


Point of Contact

Geannina Sojo Coordinadora de Gobierno Abierto geannina.sojo@presidencia.go.cr

Commitments

  1. Opening of Public Data on Climate Change and Its Financing

    CR0050, 2017, Environment and Climate

  2. Observatory of the Legal Framework Governing on Open Government

    CR0051, 2017, Legislation & Regulation

  3. Implementation of Standards Integrated Open to Public Procurement Contracts (Sicop)

    CR0052, 2017, Open Contracting and Procurement

  4. Open Justice Policy

    CR0053, 2017, Judiciary

  5. Policy Open Parliament Legislative Assembly of the Republic of Costa Rica

    CR0054, 2017, Legislature

  6. Training for Women of Political Parties

    CR0055, 2017, Gender

  7. Tools and Mechanisms to Promote and Advocacy of Population Lgtbi

    CR0056, 2017, Gender

  8. Follow-Up to the Commitments of the National Strategy for an Open Government

    CR0057, 2017, Legislation & Regulation

  9. Review of the Third Plan of Action by the Administration Governing from 2018 to 2022

    CR0058, 2017, OGP

  10. Digital Platform for Access to Information on Plans, Programs and Protection Mecha Mos Women's Rights

    CR0047, 2017, E-Government

  11. Multichannel Platform National Public Offering of Education in Force

    CR0048, 2017, E-Government

  12. Laboratory and Innovation for Sustainable and Inclusive Cities

    CR0049, 2017, Public Participation

  13. Open Data Policy

    CR0024, 2015, Capacity Building

  14. Decree on Transparency and Access to Public Information

    CR0025, 2015, Capacity Building

  15. Draft Law on Access to Public Information

    CR0026, 2015, Legislation & Regulation

  16. Profile Directory Information of Public Institutions

    CR0027, 2015, E-Government

  17. Model Document Management and File Management

    CR0028, 2015, E-Government

  18. Law Enforcement Excessive Paperwork 8220

    CR0029, 2015, Legislation & Regulation

  19. For Open Government Technology Platforms

    CR0030, 2015, Capacity Building

  20. Costa Rica Strengthen My Future National Platform for Social Innovation and Siec

    CR0031, 2015, E-Government

  21. Starred commitment Transparency Index Ombudsman

    CR0032, 2015, E-Government

  22. Starred commitment Cumplmiento Reports with Internal Audit

    CR0033, 2015, Audits and Controls

  23. Policy Reforms Against Corruption

    CR0034, 2015, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  24. Transparent Selection of Civil Servants

    CR0035, 2015, E-Government

  25. Transparent Management Processes Infrastructure Projects

    CR0036, 2015, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  26. Civil Rights in Open Government

    CR0037, 2015, Capacity Building

  27. Citizen Service Training for Staff

    CR0038, 2015, Capacity Building

  28. Protocol for Dialogue with Sectors and Populations

    CR0039, 2015, Capacity Building

  29. Citizen Participation Policy of the Judiciary

    CR0040, 2015, Capacity Building

  30. Civic Laboratories

    CR0041, 2015, Capacity Building

  31. Houses of Justice

    CR0042, 2015, Justice

  32. 27 Territorial Councils for Rural Development

    CR0043, 2015, Infrastructure & Transport

  33. Talking for Good Living with Indigenous Peoples (RIBCA)

    CR0044, 2015, Marginalized Communities

  34. Table for Guanacaste

    CR0045, 2015, Infrastructure & Transport

  35. Democratic Development Workshops

    CR0046, 2015, Public Participation

  36. Enhance and Strengthen the Citizen Portal (Www.Gob.Go.Cr)

    CR0001, 2013, E-Government

  37. Create Enterprise Platform Used in All Municipalities in the Country

    CR0002, 2013, E-Government

  38. Expand Services in Electronic Service Windows (VES)

    CR0003, 2013, Citizenship and Immigration

  39. Encourage the Use of the Platform "In Time"

    CR0004, 2013, E-Government

  40. Electronically Implement the Veterinary Product

    CR0005, 2013, E-Government

  41. Promote Interoperability Framework

    CR0006, 2013, Capacity Building

  42. Strengthen the National System of Comptrollers Service

    CR0007, 2013, Public Service Delivery

  43. Conduct a Feasibility Study on the Modernization of the Postal Service in Costa Rica

    CR0008, 2013, Capacity Building

  44. Update the Guide for Developing Web Pages

    CR0009, 2013, E-Government

  45. Opening Implement the Public Budget

    CR0010, 2013, E-Government

  46. Hold a Forum on Access to Information and Public Participation in Environmental Issues

    CR0011, 2013, Environment and Climate

  47. Issue a Guideline for the Publication of Minutes

    CR0012, 2013, E-Government

  48. Starred commitment Develop an Index of Transparency of Public Institutions in Costa Rica

    CR0013, 2013, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  49. Submit to the Legislature a Draft Law on Access to Public Information

    CR0014, 2013, Legislation & Regulation

  50. Define and Implement the National Policy of Open Data

    CR0015, 2013, Open Data

  51. Promote Open Data in Public Institutions

    CR0016, 2013, Capacity Building

  52. Spread the Concept and Philosophy of Open Government in Public Institutions, Citizens and Public Opinion

    CR0017, 2013, Capacity Building

  53. Develop a Manual for the Use of Social Networks in Public Institutions in Costa Rica

    CR0018, 2013, Capacity Building

  54. Empower People Through Access to Information and Opportunities for Citizen Participation

    CR0019, 2013, E-Government

  55. Monitor the Open Data Hackathon First and Further Events of This Type

    CR0020, 2013, Open Data

  56. Implement the Pension System in the National Pension

    CR0021, 2013, E-Government

  57. Implement a Single Purchase System in the State Symphysis

    CR0022, 2013, E-Government

  58. Implement the "Digital Citizen Security" Project

    CR0023, 2013, E-Government


Current Data

The data below is updated periodically, most often after large numbers of new action plans and IRM reports.

Commitment Performance

The following variables answer the question “Did this commitment open government?“, and focus on how government practices have changed as a result of the commitment’s implementation.

Key

No IRM data

Pending IRM Review

Major
Outstanding
Starred Commitments
Action Plan 1
1
Action Plan 2
3
1
2
Action Plan 3

Global

Most per action plan
4
7

Regional

Most per action plan
2
7

How to Get More Starred Commitments

Starred commitments in OGP are one of the ways the IRM designates promising reforms. The graph below shows where the major areas for improvement in action plan design and implementation should take place based on past action plans.

Key

Stars (Global average 7%)

Focus on implementation

Focus on design

Pending IRM review

No IRM data

Focus on design

Focus on objectives and impact (ambition/potential impact)

Focus on relevance to open government

Focus on verifiability

Action Plan 3

Public Participation

This table shows: 1) the level of public influence during the development and implementation of OGP action plans, 2) whether consultations were open to any member of the public or only to those invited; and 3) whether a forum existed that met regularly.

Key

Participation was closed

Participation was open to any interested party

No IRM data

Forum

Pending IRM review

Definitions

Collaborate: Iterative dialogue and public helped set agenda

 

Involve: Government gave feedback on public inputs

 

Consult: Public gave input

 

Inform: Government provided public with information on plan

Collaborate
Involve
Consult
Inform
No Consultation

Development

Action Plan 1
Action Plan 2
Action Plan 3
Collaborate
Involve
Consult
Inform
No Consultation

Implementation

Action Plan 1
Action Plan 2
Action Plan 3

OGP Global Report Data

The data below is drawn from the 2019 OGP Global Report. You can view and learn more about the report here.

Selected Dimensions of Open Government

This section captures how each OGP member can play a leadership role, based on IRM-based findings and third-party scores. This list does not cover all of open government and OGP members are not required to take any action.

Action implications

These are recommendations on the role that each OGP member might play in each policy area. The recommendations are derived from a combination of the IRM-based findings and third-party scores.

IRM-based findings

Reflect the performance of commitments in a particular policy area, as assessed by the IRM.

 

(NC) No Commitments
(CA) Commitment(s) in the policy area.
(IR) IRM-Reviewed: At least one IRM-assessed commitment.
(C) Was Complete: At least one commitment was substantially or fully completed.
(A) Was Ambitious: At least one commitment with moderate or transformative potential impact.
(ER) Showed Early Results: At least one commitment opened government in a “Major” or “Outstanding” way.

Third-party scores

Reflect “real-world” performance, i.e., performance outside of the OGP framework. Scores are comprised of various indicators collected by respected organizations.

Anti-Corruption

Action Implications
Consider Action
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)
No data
Action Implications
Implement for Results
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)

Civic Space

Action Implications
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)
Action Implications
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)
Action Implications
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)

Open Policy Making

Action Implications
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)
Action Implications
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)

Access to Information

Action Implications
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)
Action Implications
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)
Action Implications
Consider Action
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)
Action Implications
Consider Action
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)

Fiscal Openness

Action Implications
Implement for Results
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)
Action Implications
Implement for Results
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)
Action Implications
Consider Action
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)

Resources

  1. Case Study: Costa Rica Consultation Mechanism

    2016, Case Study, Web page

  2. Collaboration – A crucial element for developing and implementing open government initiatives. Analyzing the co-creation of Costa Rica’s National Open Data Policy (PNADP)

    2018, Research Product, Web page

  3. Costa Rica Action Plan 2013-2014

    2015, Action Plan, Web page

  4. Costa Rica Action Plan 2017-2019

    2017, Action Plan, Web page

  5. Costa Rica Design Report 2017-2019 – For Public Comment

    2019, IRM Report, Web page

  6. Costa Rica End-of-Term Report 2015-2017

    2018, IRM Report, Web page

  7. Costa Rica End-of-Term Self-Assessment 2015-2017

    2017, Self Assessment, Web page

  8. Costa Rica First Progress Report – Comments Received

    2016, IRM Report, Web page

  9. Costa Rica Letter of Intent to Join OGP

    2017, Letter, Web page

  10. Costa Rica Mid-Term Progress Report 2015-2017

    2017, IRM Report, Web page

  11. Costa Rica Mid-Term Report 2015-2017 – For Public Comment

    2017, Report Comments, Web page

  12. Costa Rica National Action Plan 2015-2017

    2015, Action Plan, Web page

  13. Costa Rica Progress Report 2013-2014

    2015, IRM Report, Web page

  14. Costa Rica Self-Assessment (Spanish)

    2016, Self Assessment, Web page

  15. Learning to Open Government: Findings and Reflections on how the OGP is playing out, in practice, in five countries

    2016, Research Product, Web page

  16. OGP Report Card – Costa Rica (2017)

    2017, IRM Report, Web page


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