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Sao Paulo, Brazil

Education (SAO0009)



Action Plan: Sao Paulo Action Plan 2018-2020

Action Plan Cycle: 2018

Status: Active


Lead Institution: Municipal Secretariat of Education (SME)

Support Institution(s): Associação de Projetos Integrados e Desenvolvimento Sustentável (PIDS); Fundação Escola de Comércio Álvares Penteado (FECAP); Movimento Cultural das Periferias (MCP).

Policy Areas

E-Government, Education, Fiscal Openness, Public Service Delivery, Publication of Budget/Fiscal Information, 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. 4: “Education”
Increase transparency, technology and innovation so that the educational community (educators, managers, students, families and civil society) can monitor the implementation of the resources of the Educational Units (UEs) and participate in decisions on the allocation of investments.
Commitment start and end date: January/2019 - August/2020
Lead implementing agency/actor
Municipal Secretariat of Education (SME)
Commitment description
What is the public problem that the commitment will address?
About R$ 10 billion are allocated annually in the public education budget of the city of São Paulo. However, because of the way the budget and its execution are publicized today, with their codes and technical terms, the information is difficult to understand and does not allow citizens to obtain details on the expenditures nor to identify the regionalization of expenditures by city area or by school.
Overall objective(s) and expected result(s)
By implementing this commitment, we seek to increase transparency and access to information on the budget used to maintain the educational policies of the city of São Paulo, allowing the citizens to follow up on the execution of such resources.
How will the commitment contribute to solve the public problem?
The development of instruments that translate into simple language the budget of the Municipal Secretariat of Education, considering the territorial aspect, will increase the effective transparency of the department regarding its resources. In addition, it will provide society with mechanisms and information that will allow citizens to track how these resources are spent, as well as the actions taken to maintain the city educational policies.

Why is this commitment relevant to OGP values?
This commitment is essential as it provides greater transparency to data on Education budget execution, in a regionalized way, ensuring public access to more complete and detailed information. This allows better conditions for the citizens to get informed and participate in the decisions related to the allocation of investments in the educational units.
Additional Information
In April 2017, SME started its Open Government Policy, called “Pátio Digital”. Since then, it has been committed to promoting the opening of its data, processes, contents and technologies, with a view to effectively implementing the principles of open government in the Department, with a focus on building trust with society. The commitment, when concluded, will be considered as another important step in this movement of consolidation of this opening process promoted by the Department. Milestone activity with a verifiable deliverable
Start date:
End date:
Develop a digital tool that allows regionalized tracking of Regional Departments of Education (DREs) and Educational Units (UEs) resources/expenditures and public transfers in accessible language.
Promote open meetings and training with civil society on the mechanisms for following and social control of Education budget resources.
Promote, with the students of São Paulo Municipal Education System, projects based on the principles of open government aimed at their Educational Units, involving also school communities and surrounding communities.
Hold events to present the open government projects developed by the students and promote the share of experiences between them.
Contact information

Name of responsible person from implementing agency
João Cury Neto25
Municipal Secretary of Education
Implementing agency department
Coordination of Active Transparency and Internal Control (COTAC)
Email and phone +55 11 3396-0257

Other actors involved

State actors involved

Civil society actors involved

Associação de Projetos Integrados e Desenvolvimento Sustentável (PIDS);
Fundação Escola de Comércio Álvares Penteado (FECAP); Movimento Cultural das Periferias (MCP).


  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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