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Sao Paulo, Brazil

Decentralization and Local Development (SAO0007)



Action Plan: Sao Paulo Action Plan 2018-2020

Action Plan Cycle: 2018

Status: Active


Lead Institution: Municipal Secretariat of Subprefectures (SMSUB)

Support Institution(s): Municipal Secretariat of Management (SG); Municipal Secretariat of Finance (SF); Secretariat of Municipal Government (SGM); Municipal Secretariat of International Affairs (SMRI), Fundação Escola de Comércio Álvares Penteado (FECAP); Associação de Projetos Integrados e Desenvolvimento Sustentável (PIDS).

Policy Areas

Environment and Climate, Land Rights and Spatial Planning, Public Participation, Public Service Delivery, Subnational

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: Pending IRM Review

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review


Commitment no. 2: “Decentralization and Local Development”
In public spending, prioritize action plans developed through social participation, discussing and deliberating collectively on local demands, respecting municipal participatory councils, agents and users of public facilities and other local participatory bodies, and also ensuring availability and accessibility of the public budget by region and agency and facility.
Commitment start and end date: January/2019 - August/2020
Lead implementing agency/actor
Municipal Secretariat of Subprefectures (SMSUB)
Commitment description
What is the public problem that the commitment will address?
During the co-creation process, civil society pointed out that there was no guarantee of execution of action plans built through participation, as there was no provision for implementation budget, or even the postponement of its development. This is the case of the Regional Action Plans and Neighborhood Plans, foreseen in “Plano Diretor Estratégico” (Municipal Law No. 16,050/2014, with guidelines on the city development and expansion), whose development and implementation deadline was not met (as provided by Decree 57,537/2016).
Overall objective(s) and expected result(s)
By implementing this commitment, we seek to make feasible the development of the aforementioned plans in a participatory manner, as provided by the legislation, and in dialogue with the Municipal Participatory Councils and their respective territories.
The development and implementation of the aforementioned Plans are expected to be carried out through a participatory process, detailing the guidelines included in “Plano Diretor Estratégico” within each of the 32 Subprefectures. The action should articulate sectorial and complementary policies and proposals related to urban-environmental issues in their physical and territorial aspects.

How will the commitment contribute to solve the public problem?
The commitment provides for not only the development, but also the implementation of the Regional Action Plans and Neighbourhood Plans. Since they are elaborated, it is possible to seek to put them on the municipal budget planning agenda, aiming at their prioritization in public spending.
In addition, the implementation of this commitment, as well as the other ones in this Action Plan, also contributes indirectly to the solution of the problem pointed out. 22

Why is this commitment relevant to OGP values?
In seeking to ensure the development and implementation of the aforementioned plans, the commitment helps strengthen the spaces and tools for participation, enabling citizens to indicate their regional needs and priorities.
Additional Information

Milestone activity with a verifiable deliverable
Start date:

End date:

Develop the Regional Action Plans and Neighborhood Plans, resulting from “Plano
December/2019 Diretor Estratégico”, as provided for in Law no. 16,050/2014 and decrees regulating it.
Ensure the implementation of the Regional Action Plans and Neighborhood Plans developed.
Ensure the wide dissemination, in clear and simple language, of the aforementioned plans.
Contact information
Name of responsible person from implementing agency
Alexandre Modonezi de Andrade
Title, Department
Municipal Secretary of Subprefectures
Email and phone
+55 11 4934-3000

Other actors involved

State actors involved

Municipal Secretariat of Management (SG);
Municipal Secretariat of Finance (SF);
Secretariat of Municipal Government (SGM); Municipal Secretariat of International Affairs (SMRI)23.

Civil society actors involved

Fundação Escola de Comércio Álvares Penteado (FECAP); Associação de Projetos Integrados e Desenvolvimento Sustentável (PIDS).


  1. Budget

    SAO0006, 2018, E-Government

  2. Decentralization and Local Development

    SAO0007, 2018, Environment and Climate

  3. Information System, Participatory Communication and Transparency

    SAO0008, 2018, Access to Information

  4. Education

    SAO0009, 2018, E-Government

  5. Fight Against Corruption

    SAO0010, 2018, Access to Information

  6. Increase the Power of Intervention of the Municipal Participative Councils in Each Subprefecture (City District), Creating Deliberative Open Sessions to Receive Proposals and Demands from the Citizens.

    SAO0001, 2017, E-Government

  7. Expand the Training Program “Open Government Agents”, Becoming a Permanent Education and Citizenship Program, Ensuring Territorial Mobilization and Ramification in Order to Reach the Largest Number People in São Paulo.

    SAO0002, 2017, Capacity Building

  8. Increase the Use of Means of Communication by São Paulo City Hall to Spread Open Government Actions in Newspapers, TV Channel, Buses, Public Municipal Venues, Alternative Media, Dialoguing with the Legislative Branch, in Order for These Means to Become Strategic and Permanent Ways of Communication.

    SAO0003, 2017, Capacity Building

  9. Create a Network of Civil Servants Involving All City Hall Secretariats, Entities and Public Venues, Dialoguing with Ciga (The Intersecretarial Committee on Open Government) and São Paulo Aberta (Open São Paulo Initiative).

    SAO0004, 2017, Capacity Building

  10. Improve the Innovation Technology Laboratory (Labprodam), Turning the Lab More Open, Mapping Groups Already Working on Free Technology, Such as Youth Groups, Startups and Collectives to Create Projects Similar to São Paulo’S Urban Mobility Laboratory (Mobilab).

    SAO0005, 2017, Access to Information

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