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Honduras

Citizens Management of Budget (HN0069)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Honduras Action Plan 2018-2020

Action Plan Cycle: 2018

Status: Active

Institutions

Lead Institution: State Secretariat in the Finance Office, State Secretariat in the Governance, Justice and Descentralization Office, General Government Coordination Secretariat

Support Institution(s): General Government Coordination Secretariat, Institute of Access to Public Information, Municipal Corporations Association, AHMON, IMF, Academy, Media, Civil society, population in general, citizens committees for transparency

Policy Areas

E-Government, Fiscal Transparency, Open Data, Participation in Budget Processes, Public Participation, Records Management, Science & Technology, Sustainable Development Goals

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: Not Relevant

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review

Description

CITIZEN EMPOWERMENT IN NATIONAL AND LOCAL FISCAL AND BUDGETARY MANAGEMENT
September 01, 2018 – September 30, 2020
Institution responsible for the implementation: State Secretariat in the Finance Office, State Secretariat in the Governance, Justice and Descentralization Office, General Government Coordination Secretariat
What is the problem that the commitment addresses? Regarding fiscal transparency, the Government of Honduras has taken some initial steps aimed at expanding citizen participation in the budget cycle, through public hearings and publication of the national budget in a language understandable to citizens, among others. In the territorial order, citizen participation in the construction of local budgets is very scarce. In accordance with the Open Budget Index of the Open Budget Initiative, Honduras publishes information related to the budget in a "Limited" way, with a score of 43 out of 100. It is clear then that Honduras could take much more steps decided to open the entire budget cycle to the citizens, with guarantees of transparency and broad and plural debate. Also, it could make decisions to promote Participatory budgets in the municipalities.
Which is the commitment? Implementation of a strategy aimed at increasing citizen participation in the preparation, discussion and approval of the public budget of the State and the municipalities, designing and socializing friendly versions of budgetary documents or fiscal measures for the awaremess raising and empowerment of participation. It also encourage spaces for dialogue and inclusive participation in the instances of municipal open councils for the citizen empowerment of the budgets and fiscal transparency. To adopt Good Practices in the promotion of Fiscal Transparency and forming technical capacities in the citizens in the Building of Budget by Results
¿How will it contribute to solve the problem? Citizen participation in the budget cycle is a necessary element for the good functioning of democracy and to recover the confidence of the population in the institutions. Participate in the preparation, revision, negotiation, approval and budget execution, at the national and territorial levels, empowers the citizen, makes them responsible, owners of their destiny and wealth as a society. In Honduras, this participation is essential to promote, opening new spaces of communication, knowledge of the information in a similar condition of access to information, and training citizens and public servants in this type of processes through various initiatives, including holding workshops for the construction of participatory budgets. This commitment drives the need of moving towards the design of an approval methodology and increase of budgets by results, that seeks to reward good budget execution and success in results in the administration of the State
Why is it relevant to the values of the OGP? Transparency; The fulfillment of this commitment helps to provide more information to the general public through the publication of the same within the portals and will also provide information to local governments.
Citizen participation; This commitment tends to achieve the greatest participation of citizenship in the design and construction of public policies, planning and approval of budgets and in the discussion of matters of interest, at the municipal and national level, with incidents in the decision-making process.
Accountability; Compliance with the commitment will improve significantly the capacity of local communities to be continuously accountable about the activities they perform.
Technological innovation; new spaces and electronic mechanisms are enabled to guarantee the availability of information.
Additional Information: There is a link with the Sustainable Development Goal number 16 whose goals focus on the promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, access to justice for all and building effective and transparent institutions It is linked to national and international commitments, in which we is measured the efficiency in spending, such as PEFA and OBI initiatives.
Adopt the Code of Good Practices for Fiscal Transparency from the International Monetary Fund of 2007 and set up a Follow-up Commission for the implementation of good code practices. (https://www.imf.org/external/np/fad/trans/spa/codes.pdf)
September 01, 2018 - August 31, 2020
Design a Citizen Guide to Building Budgets by Results, for the formation and empowerment of the citizenship in the matter.
September 01, 2018 – August 31, 2020
Design and raise awareness of friendly versions of budget or fiscal documents for the empowerment of citizen participation.
September 01, 2018 - August 31, 2020
Design and implementation of an Interactive Investment by Sectors Mapping Instrument, in downloadable formats for reuse, with an open data focus.
September 01, 2018 - August 31, 2020
To foster spaces for permanent dialogue and with inclusive participation in instances of municipal open councils, for citizen empowerment of budgets and fiscal transparency.
September 01, 2018 - August 31, 2020
Name of the person in charge: Roció Tabora/ Héctor Ayala/ Martha Doblado
Title and Department: State Secretary in the Finance Office, State Secretary in the Office of Goberning, Justice and Descentralization / Secretary of State by law of the General Government Coordination
Other Actors E-mail and phone number: rtabora@sefin.gob.hn, hleonelayala@gmail.com, mdoblado@scgg.gob.hn
Other Actors: General Government Coordination Secretariat, Institute of Access to Public Information, Municipal Corporations Association, AHMON, IMF, Academy, Media, Civil society, population in general, citizens committees for transparency


Honduras's Commitments

  1. Accountability Portals

    HN0060, 2018, Capacity Building

  2. Access to Municipal Information

    HN0061, 2018, Capacity Building

  3. Open Data

    HN0062, 2018, Capacity Building

  4. Open Data in Public Works

    HN0063, 2018, Capacity Building

  5. Civic Electoral Education

    HN0064, 2018, Capacity Building

  6. Integrity in Public Management

    HN0065, 2018, Asset Disclosure

  7. Electronic Catalogs and Public Purchase Platform

    HN0066, 2018, Audits and Controls

  8. Open Congressional Data

    HN0067, 2018, Asset Disclosure

  9. ISO 9001 Certification

    HN0068, 2018, E-Government

  10. Citizens Management of Budget

    HN0069, 2018, E-Government

  11. Women in Public Works Projects

    HN0070, 2018, E-Government

  12. Online Citizen Complaint Process

    HN0071, 2018, E-Government

  13. Citizens Participation in Public Service

    HN0072, 2018, E-Government

  14. Human Rights in Business Plans

    HN0073, 2018, Capacity Building

  15. Open Justice

    HN0074, 2018, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  16. Education Sector Transparency

    HN0075, 2018, Capacity Building

  17. Regulatory Improvements

    HN0076, 2018, Audits and Controls

  18. Patient Response System

    HN0077, 2018, E-Government

  19. Transparency in Extractive Industries

    HN0078, 2018, Capacity Building

  20. Business Integrity Standards

    HN0079, 2018, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  21. Integral Policy Transparency, Probity and Ethics

    HN0047, 2016, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  22. Application Law of Transparency and Access to Public Information

    HN0048, 2016, Public Participation

  23. Transparency in Civil Service

    HN0049, 2016, Open Contracting and Procurement

  24. Transparency in Municipalities

    HN0050, 2016, Fiscal Transparency

  25. Monitoring Public Spending.

    HN0051, 2016, Fiscal Transparency

  26. Shopping Open.

    HN0052, 2016, E-Government

  27. Information Educational Center.

    HN0053, 2016, E-Government

  28. Monitoring Health Sector

    HN0054, 2016, E-Government

  29. Monitoring Water and Sanitation Services

    HN0055, 2016, Environment and Climate

  30. Unified System Procedures.

    HN0056, 2016, E-Government

  31. Citizen Innovation.

    HN0057, 2016, E-Government

  32. Resilient Communities

    HN0058, 2016, Capacity Building

  33. National Climate Change Plan

    HN0059, 2016, E-Government

  34. Public Information Quality for Everyone

    HN0033, 2014, Right to Information

  35. Respect for the Citizen's Right to Obtain Information from Public Records

    HN0034, 2014, Records Management

  36. Ethics in Public Service.

    HN0035, 2014, Conflicts of Interest

  37. Development of Administrative Career and Transparency in the Civil Service

    HN0036, 2014, Labor

  38. Fight Against Corruption and Impunity

    HN0037, 2014, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  39. Citizen Empowerment on the Budget.

    HN0038, 2014, Participation in Budget Processes

  40. Accountability for Public Expenditure Management.

    HN0039, 2014, Fiscal Transparency

  41. Planning, Efficiency and Transparency in Public Procurement

    HN0040, 2014, Open Contracting and Procurement

  42. Surrender of Municipal Accounts.

    HN0041, 2014, Subnational

  43. Knowing the EITI and Its Results.

    HN0042, 2014, Extractive Industries

  44. Transparency in the Education Sector

    HN0043, 2014, Education

  45. Starred commitment Towards a Better Infrastructure in Schools.

    HN0044, 2014, Education

  46. Monitoring the Path of Medicines and Supplies

    HN0045, 2014, Health

  47. Strengthening Citizen Participation in the System of Public Safety

    HN0046, 2014, Human Rights

  48. Promote the Passage of a National Archives Law

    HN0005, 2012, Legislation & Regulation

  49. Develop Regulatory Sanctions on Code of Ethics

    HN0006, 2012, Conflicts of Interest

  50. Present Preliminary Project on Internal Control Law

    HN0007, 2012, Legislation & Regulation

  51. Approve Comprehensive Policy on Anti-Corruption

    HN0008, 2012, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  52. Starred commitment Publish Information on Public Finances

    HN0009, 2012, Fiscal Transparency

  53. Empowering Citizens with Budgetary Information

    HN0010, 2012, Fiscal Transparency

  54. Improve Transparency, Competition, and Controls Over State Purchases: Implement Framework Agreements and Corporate Purchasing

    HN0011, 2012, Open Contracting and Procurement

  55. Improve Transparency, Competition, and Controls Over State Purchases: Post Annual Plans Procurement and Contracting Institutions Connected to SIAFI

    HN0012, 2012, Open Contracting and Procurement

  56. Improve Transparency, Competition, and Controls Over State Purchases: Update the Registry for Providers and Contractors

    HN0013, 2012, Open Contracting and Procurement

  57. Starred commitment Incorporate 30 Municipalities to the SAMI

    HN0014, 2012, Subnational

  58. Report on Public Expenditures and Financial Accountability (PEFA): Develop the Report

    HN0015, 2012, Fiscal Transparency

  59. Report on Public Expenditures and Financial Accountability (PEFA): Disseminate Report

    HN0016, 2012, Fiscal Transparency

  60. Regional Development Plans in 16 Regions

    HN0017, 2012, Subnational

  61. Enhance Vision for the Country and National Plan: Increase Activities of Dissemination and Training Associated with the Plans

    HN0018, 2012, Capacity Building

  62. Enhance Vision for the Country and National Plan: Implement Online Seminars Relating to the Plans

    HN0019, 2012, Capacity Building

  63. Enhance Vision for the Country and National Plan: Create an Operative Public-Private Platform with Civil Society to Design and Manage the Strategic Image of the Country

    HN0020, 2012, Capacity Building

  64. Implement GAN in Relation to Public Spending

    HN0021, 2012, Fiscal Transparency

  65. Public Security Reform under GAN

    HN0022, 2012, Security

  66. Strengthen Eregulations Honduras

    HN0023, 2012, E-Government

  67. Simplify Administrative Process Under the GAN: Simplify Contract Licenses

    HN0024, 2012, Public Service Delivery

  68. Simplify Administrative Process Under the GAN: Simplify Licensing for Imports and Exports

    HN0025, 2012, Public Service Delivery

  69. Simplify Administrative Process Under the GAN: Simplify Ownership Registries

    HN0026, 2012, Public Service Delivery

  70. Simplify Administrative Process under the GAN: Simplify Operational Permits

    HN0027, 2012, Public Service Delivery

  71. Simplify the Process of Opening Businesses

    HN0028, 2012, Public Service Delivery

  72. Promote Fiscal Education

    HN0029, 2012, E-Government

  73. CSO Monitoring of Public Expenditure and Provision of Services: Carry Out Evaluations with CSOs on Public Expenditure and Provisions of Services

    HN0030, 2012, Oversight of Budget/Fiscal Policies

  74. Carry Out Monitoring and Evaluation with Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) on Public Expenditure and Provision of Services: Monitor Annual Plans (PAO) on Regional Budgets

    HN0031, 2012, Oversight of Budget/Fiscal Policies

  75. Starred commitment Implement the Fundamental Law on Education

    HN0032, 2012, Education

  76. Promote Compliance with the PTLCC

    HN0001, 2012, Public Participation

  77. Increase Access to Information through Compliance with the LTAIP: Improve Oversight Mechanisms

    HN0002, 2012, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  78. Increase Access to Information through Compliance with the LTAIP: Apply Sanctions in Accordance with the LTAIP

    HN0003, 2012, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  79. Increase Access to Information through Compliance with the LTAIP: Improve the National Anti-Corruption Council's (CAN) role to oversee compliance with the LTAIP

    HN0004, 2012, Anti-Corruption Institutions