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Transparency Portal and the Right of Access (ES0032)



Action Plan: Spain Action Plan 2017-2019

Action Plan Cycle: 2017

Status: Inactive


Lead Institution: Ministry of Finance and Civil Service

Support Institution(s): All the Ministerial Departments, Citizens, Civil Society Organizations and consumers and users from the academic world.

Policy Areas

Access to Information, Capacity Building, E-Government, Fiscal Openness, Publication of Budget/Fiscal Information, Right to Information

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

Potential Impact:

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review


Ministry Responsible: Ministry of Finance and Civil Service; Other Stakeholders: Government: All the Ministerial Departments; Civil society, private initiative, multilateral and working groups: Citizens, Civil Society Organizations and consumers and users from the academic world.; Status quo or problem to be addressed: Law 19/2013, of December 9, on transparency, access to public information and good governance creates the Transparency Portal, conceived as a point of access to information that must be provided by agencies and entities of the General State Administration, in accordance with its obligations of active publicizing. In 2014, a web platform was launched, which is the Transparency portal, in which all Ministries and Public Organisms offer institutional information of legal relevance, or of an economic, budgetary and statistical nature. After two years in which the information offered has increased exponentially, the need to improve some of the technical and functional aspects of this portal has been highlighted, so as to facilitate the search for information, while what is being offered is increased and updated permanently and, above all, simplified and facilitates the exercise of the citizens’ right of access.; Main objective: Reinforce transparency by designing and implementing a plan to improve the current transparency portal, by expanding and improving the quality of information and its cognitive accessibility, and by simplifying and facilitating the exercise of citizens' right of access.; Brief description of the commitment: Design and implementation of a plan to improve the Transparency Portal, from a participatory perspective, which takes into account the contributions of civil society, introducing modifications in the information architecture to make searches more intuitive, optimizing the information search system to make it more effective, improving the quality of content, introducing new updated information, opening new channels for the exercise of the right of access (mobile application, Social Networks) simplifying and facilitating the citizens’ right of access.; Addressed challenge of the OGP by the commitment: Improvement of public services and increase of public integrity.; Relevance: The principles of transparency, accountability and participation are reinforced. The Spanish Government’s transparency portal is the main source of centralized transparency information (based on Law 19/2013) of the General State Administration. It is also reinforced in its role as a space for participation in Open Government and other processes in which public opinion is sought.; Aim: The implementation of this commitment will significantly strengthen Open Government, since a more accessible, understandable and transparent transparency portal will be made available to Citizens. It also aims to facilitate access to information by considerably improving the current service through a simple identification system and the opening of new access channels. The transparency portal is conceived in this way as a tool which is constantly evolving and improving to offer a quality service to citizens, as evidenced by its inclusion in the second plan on open government and its continuation in this new Plan.


  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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