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Open Government Initiatives Abroad (ES0027)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Spain Action Plan 2017-2019

Action Plan Cycle: 2017

Status: Active

Institutions

Lead Institution: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain (MAEC)/ Spanish Agency for International Cooperation for Development (AECID)

Support Institution(s): 1) Honduras: Public Ministry (MP), Superior Court of Accounts, Secretary of Security, Association of Municipalities of Honduras. 2) Panama: Corporate Social Responsibility and Human Rights: Ministry of Commerce and Industry of Panama (MICI), Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Panama (MIRE) 3) Equatorial Guinea: Improvement of the statistical system National Institute of statistics of Equatorial Guinea (INEGE) 4) Mauritania: Human rights NHRC (National Human Rights Commission) of Mauritania and Directorate of the Judicial Police of Mauritania (Ministry of the Interior) in the case of the project on gender violence 5) Morocco: Consolidation of democratic processes and the rule of law Ministry of the public service and the modernization of the administration of Morocco Ministry of Finance and Civil Service of Spain-SE, 1) Honduras: Open Government MP Citizens Council, Municipal Citizens Committees of Transparency 2) Panama: Corporate Social Responsibility and Human Rights: Public, private institutions and civil society organizations linked to corporate social responsibility 3) Equatorial Guinea: Improvement of the statistical system • International and Ibero-American Foundation for Public Policy and Administration (FIIAPP). • National Institute of Statistics of Spain (INE). • CEDDET Foundation (Patronage made up of people from several Spanish institutions). • World Bank (WB). 4) Mauritania: Human rights • Mauritanian civil society organizations defending human rights. Mauritanian population in general 5) Morocco: Consolidation of democratic processes and the rule of law: • Associations of human rights, social development and women's rights in the provinces of Tangier-Tétouan-Alhucemas and Oriental • Espace Associatif of Morocco • OXFAM • Movement for peace (MPDL) • Nova - Centre per a la Innovació Social • NGO Medicus Mundi

Policy Areas

Audits and Controls, Fiscal Transparency, Human Rights, Private Sector

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

Ministry Responsible: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain (MAEC)/ Spanish Agency for International Cooperation for Development (AECID); Other actors: Government: 1) Honduras: Public Ministry (MP), Superior Court of Accounts, Secretary of Security, Association of Municipalities of Honduras. 2) Panama: Corporate Social Responsibility and Human Rights: Ministry of Commerce and Industry of Panama (MICI), Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Panama (MIRE) 3) Equatorial Guinea: Improvement of the statistical system National Institute of statistics of Equatorial Guinea (INEGE) 4) Mauritania: Human rights NHRC (National Human Rights Commission) of Mauritania and Directorate of the Judicial Police of Mauritania (Ministry of the Interior) in the case of the project on gender violence 5) Morocco: Consolidation of democratic processes and the rule of law Ministry of the public service and the modernization of the administration of Morocco Ministry of Finance and Civil Service of Spain-SE; Civil society, private initiative, multilateral and working groups: 1) Honduras: Open Government MP Citizens Council, Municipal Citizens Committees of Transparency 2) Panama: Corporate Social Responsibility and Human Rights: Public, private institutions and civil society organizations linked to corporate social responsibility 3) Equatorial Guinea: Improvement of the statistical system • International and Ibero-American Foundation for Public Policy and Administration (FIIAPP). • National Institute of Statistics of Spain (INE). • CEDDET Foundation (Patronage made up of people from several Spanish institutions). • World Bank (WB). 4) Mauritania: Human rights • Mauritanian civil society organizations defending human rights. Mauritanian population in general 5) Morocco: Consolidation of democratic processes and the rule of law: • Associations of human rights, social development and women's rights in the provinces of Tangier-Tétouan-Alhucemas and Oriental • Espace Associatif of Morocco • OXFAM • Movement for peace (MPDL) • Nova - Centre per a la Innovació Social • NGO Medicus Mundi; Status quo or problem to be addressed: 1) Honduras: Open Government: The lack of existence of planning processes based on the demand of citizen needs and further accountability on how public resources are spent. 2) Panama: Corporate Social Responsibility and Human Rights In order to achieve the SDG (Sustainable Development Goals), it is essential that the institutions have national policies and plans that contribute to making both public and private institutions socially responsible. 3) Equatorial Guinea: Improvement of the statistical system Presidential Decree 22/2013 of January 28 approves the Organic and Functional Regulation of the National Institute of Statistics of Equatorial Guinea (INEGE), provided for in Law 3/2001. Since 2013, the Equatorial Guinean government has requested the collaboration of various international organizations, including the World Bank, to promote the proper functioning of the National Statistical System in general and INEGE in particular. During the negotiation process of the Agreements of the XII Spanish-Equatoguinean Joint Commission 2014-2017, the authorities of Equatorial Guinea demanded support from Spain for the effective constitution and proper operation of the INEGE. In relation to this petition, the Spanish side showed its willingness to channel collaborative claims that may be raised by Equatorial Guinea, as well as the commitment to inter-mediation of the AECID with the Spanish INE in order that they may materialize, with the need for activities in this area to be properly coordinated with the actions planned with other actors (IMF, UNDP and World Bank) being explicitly stated in the Agreements. Based on the inadequacy of INEGE's human resources, the AECID developed a joint collaboration with the World Bank focused on the human resources training of INEGE's (with the advice of the WB, a selection process between persons with capacity and interest in the subject and with elementary training in areas of accounting or similar, who after passing an admission examination received an initial training on methodologies of statistical computing and other basic subjects). 4) Mauritania: Human rights The general objective of the project is to improve the performance of the CNDH in its role of promoting and protecting human rights in Mauritania in the face of deficiencies in rural development, food safety, health, children's rights, women and people deprived of their liberty. 5) Morocco: Morocco consolidation of democratic processes and the rule of law is experiencing a process of openness and participation with a commitment reflected in its 2011 Constitution which opens up new possibilities for deep reform and good governance. In this context Morocco has been working on reforming its public administration and creating mechanisms for citizen participation in various sectors. The accompanying and transferring of models will facilitate the development of inclusive public policies and open governance. Main objective: 1) Honduras: Open Government: Support to the Government of Honduras in the fulfillment of commitments to an Open Government 2) Panama: Corporate Social Responsibility and Human Rights: Design and Development of the National Action Plan in Corporate Social Responsibility and Human Rights for the Republic of Panama. 3) Equatorial Guinea: Improvement of the statistical system The intervention aims to strengthen the operational capacity of the National Institute of Statistics of Equatorial Guinea, and hence of the National Statistical System. 4) Mauritania: Human rights To improve the performance of the CNDH as a reference institution for the defense of Human Rights in Mauritania, so that it plays its role in defending the promotion and protection of Human Rights 5) Morocco: Consolidation of democratic processes and the rule of law Facilitate and accompany processes of democratic consolidation with the promotion of citizen participation and the development of quality services and closeness to the citizens in the fields of health, education and governance.; Brief description of the commitment: 1) Honduras: Open Government Comprehensive policy of transparency, probity and ethics of Honduras Within the framework of the EU Delegated Cooperation Program Eurojustice, in its result of the creation and strengthening of control and accountability mechanisms, the Public Ministry will be accompanied by the strengthening of mechanisms for citizen denunciation and the strengthening of the MP Citizens Council; Similarly, the High Court of Accounts will support the strengthening of the bodies responsible for contributing to the implementation of internal institutional control and internal and external audits in the justice sector; and with the Secretary for Security mechanisms of citizen denunciation (Social Watch) will be supported in the Investigation Police Directorate and the police stations. Similarly, the following actions will be carried out within the Development of tools for Information and Communication (ICT) result for the analysis and publication of information for decision making: Modernization of network infrastructures and information analysis of the institutions of the security and justice sector of the Public Ministry; through support to the National University of Honduras will be the Establishment of a Criminal Justice Observatory and the Elaboration of 3 surveys on citizen perception and satisfaction of users; and with the Secretary for Security the Development of Information and Communication Tools (ICT) for the analysis and publication of Information for decision making (Integral Information Network) will supported. All of these actions are underway and go beyond June 2019. Transparency in the municipalities Within the framework of the project "Strengthening the Decentralized Management Strategy in Municipalities and Communities with a Gender Focus", phase 3 and phase 4, with a time frame until June 2019, the partner entity is the Association of Municipalities of Honduras (AMHON) to be supported at local level in eight Municipalities beneficiaries of the implementation of administrative management tools, among which are: training of the Municipalities in the protocols of Participatory Budgeting, Social Audit and Citizen Commissions of Transparency. 2) Panama: Corporate Social Responsibility and Human Rights Support to the Panamanian Government in the Design and Development of the National Action Plan in Corporate Social Responsibility and Human Rights for the Republic of Panama. 3) Equatorial Guinea: Improvement of the statistical system Support for reliable, up-to-date statistical, information and data collection systems is the fundamental basis for improving situational diagnostics and establishing baselines which allow the design and monitoring of inclusive and effective public policies aimed at achieving development results. 4) Mauritania: Human rights Actions will be aimed at achieving the following results: R1. The CNDH has a well-organized, coordinated and active structure, capable of responding effectively to the needs of the promotion and protection of human rights. R2. The culture of human rights is widespread in Mauritania and allows the improvement of the work carried out by Civil Society Organizations and the country's human rights authorities thanks to the promotion actions coordinated by the NHRC. R3. Cases of human rights violations are publicized, treated and followed by the NHRC in a more extensive, effective and accessible way to all strata of the Mauritanian population. R4. The project is organized, coordinated, executed, monitored, externally evaluated and financially audited. 5) Morocco: Consolidation of democratic processes and the rule of law Spanish Cooperation in Morocco, within the framework of its Country Partnership Framework, supports public institutions in the implementation of their public policies and strategies in various fields and with a focus on facilitating the protection and promotion of human rights and access to quality and inclusive services.; Addressed challenge of the OGP by the commitment: 1) Honduras: Open Government Improvement in the management of Public Governance and Transparency policies 2) Panama: Corporate Social Responsibility and Human Rights Improvement of public integrity and social responsibility 3) Equatorial Guinea: Improvement of the statistical system Support INEGE as the main institution within the National Statistical System whose legal mandate is to provide reliable and updated statistical data that constitute the fundamental basis for the diagnosis of the situation and the establishment of baselines that allow the design and monitoring of effective and targeted inclusive public policies oriented towards the achievement of development results. Improve the statistical information that the Government of Guinea makes available to the population of the country and national and international actors that make use of the statistical data provided by INEGE to make their own decisions in different areas of intervention or to monitor policies that the Government adopt or the public decision-makers of Equatorial Guinea. 4) Mauritania: Human rights Contribution to the promotion and protection of human rights 5) Morocco: Consolidation of democratic processes and the rule of law Promotion of openness processes and democratic participation; Relevance: Transparency, participation and accountability; Aim: The main aim of this commitment is, in line with the Paris Declaration mentioned above, support for other countries in their Open Government reforms. More specifically: 1) Honduras: Open Government With the implementation of these actions, the mechanisms of control and accountability in the area of justice will be strengthened and, at the municipal level, transparency and participation will be promoted. 2) Panama: Corporate Social Responsibility and Human Rights That the country has a National CSR and Human Rights Plan in which the lines of action are defined that lead to a goal oriented country seeking solutions contributes to the institutions, both public and private, that are socially responsible. 3) Equatorial Guinea: Improvement of the statistical system It seeks to have a more open Government in Equatorial Guinea for the following aspects: • Strengthening the National Statistical System of Equatorial Guinea. • Strengthening of the operations of the National Institute of Statistics of Equatorial Guinea. • Improvements in the technical capacities of the staff of the National Statistics Institute of Equatorial Guinea. 4) Mauritania: Human rights Improve the capacities of NHRC staff and elected members in their structure to strengthen transparency in their action and with this bring about an improvement in the quality of service received by citizens. 5) Morocco: Consolidation of democratic processes and the rule of law Special relevance in the process of democratic consolidation in Morocco.


Spain's Commitments

  1. Creation of an Open Government Forum

    ES0024, 2017, OGP

  2. Sectoral Commision on Open Government

    ES0025, 2017, Capacity Building

  3. Local Authorities for Transparency and Citizen Participation

    ES0026, 2017, Capacity Building

  4. Open Government Initiatives Abroad

    ES0027, 2017, Audits and Controls

  5. Participatory Web Space on Open Government

    ES0028, 2017, Capacity Building

  6. Observatory on Participation

    ES0029, 2017, Capacity Building

  7. Participatory Budgeting

    ES0030, 2017, E-Government

  8. Young People in Public Policies

    ES0031, 2017, Capacity Building

  9. Transparency Portal and the Right of Access

    ES0032, 2017, Capacity Building

  10. Information Disclosure Program and Its Reuse

    ES0033, 2017, Capacity Building

  11. Citizen’S Folder

    ES0034, 2017, E-Government

  12. ARCHIVE System

    ES0035, 2017, Capacity Building

  13. Regulations for the Transparency Law

    ES0036, 2017, E-Government

  14. Expand Economic-Financial Center

    ES0037, 2017, E-Government

  15. Coordination of the Cadastre and the Land Registry

    ES0038, 2017, Capacity Building

  16. Information on Gender-Based Violence

    ES0039, 2017, Gender

  17. Training of Public Employees

    ES0040, 2017, Capacity Building

  18. Awareness-Raising and Training of Civil Society

    ES0041, 2017, Capacity Building

  19. Education in Open Government

    ES0042, 2017, Capacity Building

  20. Open Justice in Spain

    ES0043, 2017, E-Government

  21. Transparency Portal

    ES0014, 2014, E-Government

  22. Spanish Archives Portal, PARES

    ES0015, 2014, E-Government

  23. Open Education Resources

    ES0016, 2014, Education

  24. Accessibility of National Health System Microdata

    ES0017, 2014, Health

  25. Access to and Re-Use of Geographic Information

    ES0018, 2014,

  26. Programmes on Opening up Information and Its Re-Use in the Public Sector

    ES0019, 2014, E-Government

  27. Portal of the Administration of Justice

    ES0020, 2014, Judiciary

  28. Starred commitment Greater Control and Transparency in Public Grants

    ES0021, 2014, Civic Space

  29. Creation of the Spanish Council on Drug Dependence

    ES0022, 2014, Health

  30. Increased Participation of Sector Stakeholders in Defining the Goals of the National Maritime Rescue Plans.

    ES0023, 2014, Environment and Climate

  31. Starred commitment Law on Transparency, Access to Public Information and Good Governance

    ES0001, 2012, E-Government

  32. Starred commitment Transparency and Accountability in the Official Development Assistance

    ES0002, 2012, Aid

  33. Law of Budgetary Stability and Financial Sustainability

    ES0003, 2012, Legislation & Regulation

  34. Law Reform Grants

    ES0004, 2012, Civic Space

  35. E-Justice

    ES0005, 2012, E-Government

  36. Promotion of Social Networks to Facilitate Citizen Participation

    ES0006, 2012, E-Government

  37. Publication of Statistical Data on Crime

    ES0007, 2012, E-Government

  38. Review and Regulatory Simplification

    ES0008, 2012, Legislation & Regulation

  39. Starred commitment E-Health

    ES0009, 2012, Health

  40. RED System

    ES0010, 2012, E-Government

  41. Streamlining Environmental Assessment Procedures

    ES0011, 2012, E-Government

  42. Streamlining Procedures for Business Creation

    ES0012, 2012, E-Government

  43. Reduction of Administrative Burdens for Farmers and Ranchers

    ES0013, 2012, Subnational