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Publish open data to promote gender equality policies (ES0056)



Action Plan: Spain Action Plan 2020-2024

Action Plan Cycle: 2020

Status: Active


Lead Institution: Directorate General of Transparency and Open data – Generalitat de Catalunya

Support Institution(s): Other actors involved (Public) Catalan Institute for Women (ICD) and Directorate General of Equality (Department of Work, Social Affairs and Family) Other actors involved (Civil Society) Professional and social entities involved in the defence of gender equality

Policy Areas

Access to Information, E-Government, Gender, Local Commitments, Marginalized Communities, Open Data, Sustainable Development Goals

IRM Review

IRM Report: Spain Action Plan Review 2020-2024

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


What is the problem/need that is desired to resolve with the commitment? Offering data in open format that can help show the differences of gender and that include information from the perspective of gender

Objectives of the commitment Identification of indicators that are considered relevant for obtaining data that facilitate the design, implementation, improvement and monitoring of the gender policies that are designed from the Administration Brief description of the commitment To prioritise the openness of public information, accessible by both public and private operators, which facilitate calculating indicators that show situations of gender inequality and allow monitoring and evaluating the impact of public policies of equality.

How does the commitment contribute to solve the problem or cover the need? The objective is to offer and promote access to data on gender that are reusable in order to facilitate the analysis of situations that show situations of gender inequality, both internally from the administration and by the entities and social organisations, researchers, data journalists, etc.

Why is the commitment relevant with respect to the values of Open Government? It promotes, strengthens and improves the quality of participation in the public management, allowing the citizenship to participate in making public decisions with the objective of achieving better results and better democratic quality In order to get the data to be used by the organisations that fight for the rights of women, they must be open and functional. This is a challenge that requires collaboration between the agents (whether they are institutional or from civil society) who work on and are focused on the rights of women and agents who are in charge of generating, compiling and publishing data. The synergy between them produces a flow of communication that allows jointly identifying what the correct data are that would be most useful to creating initiatives for gender equality. It delves deeper into transparency, open data and accountability of Public Administrations through carrying out actions aimed at its improvement and the evaluation of the results of the plans and programmes Because it is a fully collaborative process with the citizenship, it is an entirely transparent project, that entails the commitment of the specific openness of several data sets and allows controlling the government in relation to the implementation of the public policies. Does it contribute to building a system of public integrity, strengthening the ethical values and mechanisms to bolster the integrity of the public institutions and reinforce the trust of the citizenship? It guarantees greater access and democratisation of the data and public policies related to the fight against gender inequalities. 125 It raises awareness among society and civil servants about the values of Open Government, contributing to the fulfilment of the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda in order to advance towards a just, peaceful and inclusive society. The report “Turning promises into action: Gender Equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” (2018) specifies the need to develop strategies that identify groups that are not normally reflected, because they end up being groups that are difficult to measure. However, it is essential to have ethical standards that protect these vulnerable groups. If the data are used correctly, they can be a tool to transform society, given that they can point out clear political interventions.

Additional information Activities of the commitment Start date End date Drafting of a technical study for the prioritisation of data openness regarding gender Technical study 15/07/2019 08/03/2020 Public presentation of the study Presentation event 06/03/2020 06/03/2020 Preparation of a data inventory to open Data inventory 08/03/2020 15/05/2020 Design of the prioritised data openness plan Data openness plan 16/05/2020 31/07/2020 Implementation of the data openness plan Monitoring report 01/08/2020 28/02/2021 Definition and implementation of a data classification and coding system to facilitate gender identification Guide of classification and coding criteria 01/10/2020 01/03/2021


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