Information System, Participatory Communication and Transparency (SAO0008)
Action Plan: Sao Paulo Action Plan 2018-2020
Action Plan Cycle: 2018
Lead Institution: Municipal Comptroller General’s Office (CGM)
Support Institution(s): Municipal Secretariat of International Affairs (SMRI)24; Municipal Secretariat of Innovation and Technology (SMIT) Municipal Secretariat of Management (SG); Municipal Secretariat of Finance (SF); Municipal Secretariat of Subprefectures (SMSUB); Secretariat of Municipal Government (SGM); Municipal Court of Accounts (TCM). Rede pela Transparência e Participação Social (RETPS); Instituto Update;
Policy AreasCapacity Building, E-Government, Fiscal Transparency, Open Data, Public Participation, Subnational
Commitment no. 3: “Information System, Participatory Communication and Transparency”
Develop the integration of the Official Gazette, the Transparency Portal and the Budget and Finance System (SOF), with user-friendly language and interfaces, aiming at accessibility through digital and physical communication (website, clipping, messages, posts), through the “INFOAberta” Network focal points and organized civil society agents to disseminate these systems and train civil society and civil servants to use them.
Commitment start and end date: January/2019 - August/2020
Lead implementing agency/actor
Municipal Comptroller General’s Office (CGM)
What is the public problem that the commitment will address?
The City of São Paulo has several portals and systems that provide public information, not always in an integrated way or in a clear and simple language. In addition, based on the demands made by the citizens throughout the co-creation process, it was identified that the population do not know all the uses of the mechanisms that allow access to information. Overall objective(s) and expected result(s)
By implementing this commitment, we seek to provide more qualified access to information for the population, in addition to training civil servants and citizens to increase the use of the portals and systems available.
How will the commitment contribute to solve the public problem?
In seeking ways to improve portals of access to information, and providing training and better dissemination of existing portals and systems, the commitment will contribute to making public information available in a more integrated way, in a more accessible language, and to further exploring the potentialities of portals and systems mentioned by citizens and servers.
Why is this commitment relevant to OGP values?
The actions foreseen in this commitment seek to improve the quality of access to information by citizens, proving relevant for the strengthening of transparency and public integrity.
Milestone activity with a verifiable deliverable
Improve the Transparency Portal, ensuring better usability.
Develop informative actions and materials for citizens regarding the use of the three portals and systems mentioned.
Training for “INFOAberta” Network in relation to the use of the three portals and systems mentioned.
Develop a feasibility study for the implementation of a platform for communication and social participation.
Encourage, through “Agentes de Governo Aberto” Program (“Open Government Agents”) public notice, the submission of projects related to access to information and use of the portals and systems mentioned.
Name of responsible person from implementing agency
Municipal Comptroller General, Municipal Comptroller General’s Office (CGM)
Email and phone
firstname.lastname@example.org +55 11 3113-8234
Other actors involved
State actors involved
Municipal Secretariat of International Affairs (SMRI)24; Municipal Secretariat of Innovation and Technology (SMIT) Municipal Secretariat of Management (SG);
Municipal Secretariat of Finance (SF);
Municipal Secretariat of Subprefectures (SMSUB); Secretariat of Municipal Government (SGM); Municipal Court of Accounts (TCM).
Civil society actors involved
Rede pela Transparência e Participação Social (RETPS); Instituto Update; Fundação Escola de Comércio Álvares Penteado (FECAP); Movimento Cultural das Periferias (MCP).
Sao Paulo, Brazil's Commitments
SAO0006, 2018, E-Government
Decentralization and Local Development
SAO0007, 2018, Environment and Climate
Information System, Participatory Communication and Transparency
SAO0008, 2018, Capacity Building
SAO0009, 2018, E-Government
Fight Against Corruption
SAO0010, 2018, E-Government
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
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
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
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
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, Capacity Building