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Participatory Budgeting (ES0030)



Action Plan: Spain Action Plan 2017-2019

Action Plan Cycle: 2017

Status: Inactive


Lead Institution: Autonomous Region of Murcia Finance and Public Administration department/Directorate-General for Budgets and European Funds. Presidency department/General Directorate for Citizen Participation, European Union and External Action.

Support Institution(s): NA

Policy Areas

E-Government, Fiscal Openness, Public Participation, Public Participation in Budget/Fiscal Policy, Social Accountability Measures & Feedback Loops, Subnational

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Yes

Relevant to OGP Values: Access to Information , Civic Participation

Potential Impact:

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review


Responsible ministry: Autonomous Region of Murcia Finance and Public Administration department/Directorate-General for Budgets and European Funds. Presidency department/General Directorate for Citizen Participation, European Union and External Action; Status quo or problem to be addressed: Lack of citizen participation in decision-making processes on regional budgets.; Main objective: Facilitate the incorporation of citizens in this decision-making process on regional budgets.; Brief description of the commitment: Participatory Budgets are a tool for citizen participation and participatory democracy, whose aim is to facilitate citizens who can decide the destination of a portion of public resources. Participatory Budgeting increases transparency and effectiveness to the management of public resources, opening a dialogue between citizens, political representatives and technical personnel of the administration on what and how public money is going to be spent, looking for all the best solutions to existing needs. The principles underlying this participatory process are: • Public co-management: It involves the interaction between citizens, civil society, political representatives and technical staff of the Administration in the management of public resources. • Citizen participation: Mechanisms are established so that citizens can participate directly and online in the choosing of proposals that they consider most appropriate.
• Transparency: It clearly and comprehensively reports on the participatory process, the follow-up in the execution of the actions selected by the citizens, and its application in CARM. • Public information of the process: Information and documentation are provided on the different stages of the procedure, deadlines, proposals submitted for consultation, the results of the consultation and the proposals accepted, their processing in the budget law and the evaluation of their implementation. Evaluation of the execution: The actions included in the general budgets are evaluated to know the results and are published for monitoring and control by the citizens; Addressed challenge of the OGP by the commitment: • Improvement of Public Services • Increase in public integrity • More efficient management of public resources; Relevance: Civic participation, mainly, as well as transparency and accountability; Aim: One of the main pillars of Open Government is participation. The Autonomous Community of Murcia with this commitment is supporting an ambitious model by incorporating in the regional accounts the contributions of citizens, being, therefore, a reference model for the State Government and other regional governments.


  1. Creation of an Open Government Forum

    ES0024, 2017, Public Participation

  2. Sectoral Commision on Open Government

    ES0025, 2017, Capacity Building

  3. Local Authorities for Transparency and Citizen Participation

    ES0026, 2017, Access to Information

  4. Open Government Initiatives Abroad

    ES0027, 2017, Anti-Corruption

  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, Access to Information

  10. Information Disclosure Program and Its Reuse

    ES0033, 2017, Access to Information

  11. Citizen’S Folder

    ES0034, 2017, E-Government

  12. ARCHIVE System

    ES0035, 2017, Access to Information

  13. Regulations for the Transparency Law

    ES0036, 2017, Access to Information

  14. Expand Economic-Financial Center

    ES0037, 2017, Access to Information

  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, Access to Information

  21. Transparency Portal

    ES0014, 2014, Access to Information

  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, Access to Information

  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, Access to Information

  27. Portal of the Administration of Justice

    ES0020, 2014, Access to Information

  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, Access to Information

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

    ES0002, 2012, Aid

  33. Law of Budgetary Stability and Financial Sustainability

    ES0003, 2012, Fiscal Openness

  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, Anti-Corruption

  42. Streamlining Procedures for Business Creation

    ES0012, 2012, E-Government

  43. Reduction of Administrative Burdens for Farmers and Ranchers

    ES0013, 2012, Subnational

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