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Uruguay

Open Municipalities (UY0114)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Uruguay Action Plan 2018-2020

Action Plan Cycle: 2018

Status: Active

Institutions

Lead Institution: Local Development and Participation Secretariat – Departmental Government of Canelones.

Support Institution(s): Departmental Government of Canelones, Municipalities of Canelones, Areas of citizen participation referred to the third level of government in the 30 municipalities

Policy Areas

Access to Information, Capacity Building, Legislation & Regulation, Right to Information, Subnational, Sustainable Development Goals

IRM Review

IRM Report: Uruguay Design Report 2018-2020

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

Description

Open Municipalities.
Commitment start and end date: March 2019 to October 2019.
Institution or actor responsible for the implementation: Local Development and Participation
Secretariat – Departmental Government of Canelones.
New Commitment.
Theme: Access to Public Information, Departmental Governments
Commitment description
What is the commitment? To move towards the design and implementation of a plan for
raising-awareness and training citizens of the Department in the
promotion of knowledge and the good use of access to public
information as an instrument to exercise other rights.
What is the problem that the
commitment will address?
The municipalities of Canelones have participated in a process
of capacity building linked to the management and consolidation
of their territorial development agendas. Canelones' municipality
management has placed great emphasis on the need to move
forward as pillars in: multilevel coordination, territorial
development and a system for participation. It is expected that,
based on the synergies in these areas and on the basis of
important platforms and actions such as municipal websites and
awareness-raising on access to implemented public information,
progress will be made in a specific line of work with citizens on
these issues.
How will the commitment
contribute to solving the problem?
By consolidating management and accountability tools from the
third level of government intertwined with a training plan aimed
at the citizens of Canelones to empower them in their capacity to
access tools that provide quality public information in relation to
municipal and departmental management.
OGP value to which this
commitment will contribute.
The citizen awareness-raising and training plan will strengthen
the values of transparency, accountability and citizen
participation, empowering citizens to act.
Additional Information
The proposed commitment contributes from the territorial approach to:
• The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
• The deployment and consolidation of the current national regulations on access to
public information and political decentralization and citizen participation.
• It has a multilevel perspective that links the relevance of access to public information
involving the first, second and third levels of government.
Objectives and/or milestones
Description of objectives and/or milestones
Start date End date
To hold, in agreement with the Unit for Access to Public
Information, at least four workshops aimed at citizens on the
use of the access law, covering the four regions established in
the Department and allowing the 30 municipalities to be
grouped together.
March 2019 May 2019
To conduct an awareness-raising campaign for all citizens of
the Department of Canelones within the framework of the
International Day of Access to public information.
July 2019 September 2019
To develop basic instructions on citizen access to public
information
August 2019 October 2019
Contact Information
Name of the responsible person Juan Tons
Title, Department Director of the Local Development and
Participation Secretariat
Email address and phone number juan.tons@imcanelones.gub.uy
099511856
Name(s) of responsible technician(s) Martín Pardo
Title, Department DL and P Secretariat Management
Team
Email address and phone number martin.pardo@imcanelones.gub.uy
098729152
Other actors involved
State Actors Departmental Government of
Canelones, Municipalities of Canelones
CSOs, private sector, multilateral organizations, working
groups
Areas of citizen participation referred to
the third level of government in the 30
municipalities

IRM Midterm Status Summary

Municipios abiertos del Departamento de Canelones

16. Municipios abiertos

Texto del compromiso como aparece en el plan de acción:

Avanzar hacia el diseño e implementación de un plan de sensibilización y formación a la ciudadanía del departamento en aspectos ligados a la promoción del conocimiento y el buen uso del acceso a la información pública como instrumento para ejercer derechos.

Los hitos de este compromiso son:

  • Implementar en acuerdo con la unidad de acceso a la información pública al menos 4 talleres dirigidos a la ciudadanía sobre uso de la ley de acceso que abarquen las 4 regiones establecidas en el Departamento y permita agrupar los 30 municipios.
  • Realizar una campaña de sensibilización a toda la ciudadanía del Departamento de Canelones en el marco del Día Internacional del Acceso a la información pública.
  • Desarrollar instructivo básico sobre acceso ciudadano a la información pública.

Nota editorial: El texto completo del compromiso se encuentra en el Cuarto Plan de Acción Nacional de Gobierno Abierto de Uruguay 2018-2020, disponible aquí: https://goo.gl/XAMbNr

Fecha de inicio: Marzo 2019               Fecha de término: Octubre 2019

Contexto y objetivos

El Departamento de Canelones está conformado por 30 municipios [70]. Estas son estructuras de representación política en unidades territoriales de al menos dos mil habitantes, con personalidad tanto social como cultural y que facilitan la participación ciudadana.

Los municipios de Canelones están participando desde febrero de 2018 en un proyecto de Fortalecimiento de la Gestión Municipal [71] que se desarrolla a través de un convenio firmado entre el Gobierno del departamento de Canelones y la Oficina de Planeamiento y Presupuesto (OPP).

Este proceso de fortalecimiento se refiere a cuatro áreas: 1) generación de un sistema de indicadores para monitorear la gestión de los municipios en la ejecución del presupuesto, en el tema actas, en la vinculación con la sociedad civil, entre otros temas; 2) sistema de información que contenga esos indicadores; 3) protocolización de los procedimientos administrativos, financieros o de gestión; 4) capacitación de los funcionarios para que estas políticas puedan llevarse adelante.

De acuerdo a lo que expresara el Director de Descentralización de OPP en la presentación del mencionado proyecto [72], el proceso de descentralización tiene como principal desafío la participación ciudadana, es decir, acercar los servicios y los municipios a las demandas de las poblaciones. Tomando en cuenta que Canelones tiene el 30% de los municipios del país, el jerarca destacó que la OPP dio prioridad al departamento para que se acompañe en el proceso de mejora de la gestión.

Con el objetivo de aportar a ese proceso, este compromiso tiene como objetivo llevar adelante un plan formativo dirigido a la ciudadanía del departamento de Canelones para empoderarlos en su capacidad de acceder a los instrumentos que existen para acceder a la información pública sobre la gestión municipal-departamental.

El compromiso, a cargo de la Intendencia Departamental de Canelones con el apoyo de la Unidad de Acceso a la Información Pública, desarrollará talleres, una campaña y un instructivo sobre el uso de la Ley de Acceso a la Información Pública.

Los hitos de este compromiso son claros y se pueden verificar objetivamente. Asimismo, son relevantes al acceso a la información ya que buscan generar un mayor conocimiento sobre la ley para que sea más y mejor utilizada por la ciudadanía. Sin embargo, de acuerdo a la ambición de las acciones propuestas se estima que su impacto potencial será menor ya que el número de talleres y las características de la campaña y el material informativo indican que tendrá un alcance acotado. Con el objetivo de conocer la percepción de la sociedad civil local se contactó a referentes de la sociedad civil del departamento de Canelones, [73] pero no se había obtenido respuesta al cierre de este informe.

Siguientes pasos

La temática es de suma relevancia para el gobierno abierto, dado que la Ley de Acceso a la Información Pública es una herramienta que se puede utilizar para conocer y dar seguimiento a ciertas temáticas de interés por cualquier persona sin tener que justificar nada, pero también puede ser una herramienta útil al momento de buscar evidencia para incidir. 

Se recomienda, por lo tanto, que durante la implementación de este plan o para un próximo plan de acción se amplíe el alcance de los talleres para abarcar a un mayor número de pobladores y de distintas franjas etarias (infancia, juventud, personas adultas mayores), sectores (productivo, educativo, social, cultural, etc.) o geográfico (rural, urbano) y se pueda ampliar la campaña de sensibilización a más días y no sólo a un día.

[70] Aguas Corrientes, Atlántida, Barros Blancos, Canelones, Ciudad de la Costa, Nicolich, Empalme Olmos, La Floresta, La Paz, Las Piedras, Los Cerrillos, Migues, Montes, Pando, Parque del Plata, Paso Carrasco, Progreso, Salinas, San Antonio, San Bautista, San Jacinto, San Ramón, Santa Lucía, Santa Rosa, Sauce, Soca, Suárez, Tala, Toledo y 18 de Mayo
[73] Consulta realizada a Fundación Centro de Educación Popular, Las Piedras, marzo de 2019

Commitments

  1. Implementation of the National Water Plan

    UY0099, 2018, Access to Information

  2. Environmental Complaints' Management System

    UY0100, 2018, Capacity Building

  3. Monitoring and Reporting on Climate Change

    UY0101, 2018, Access to Information

  4. Observatory on Gender-Based Violence Against Women

    UY0102, 2018, Access to Information

  5. Gender-Based Violence Open Data

    UY0103, 2018, Access to Information

  6. Human Trafficking Prevention

    UY0104, 2018, Capacity Building

  7. Complaint Reception and Processing System

    UY0105, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  8. Electoral Process Data

    UY0106, 2018,

  9. National Transparency Index

    UY0107, 2018, E-Government

  10. Access to Information Law

    UY0108, 2018, Access to Information

  11. Gender Perspective to Access to Information

    UY0109, 2018, Access to Information

  12. State Web Portal

    UY0110, 2018, Access to Information

  13. Access to Judicial Processes

    UY0111, 2018, E-Government

  14. Public Hearings on Video

    UY0112, 2018, E-Government

  15. Transparency of Statistical Information of the Judicial Branch

    UY0113, 2018, Access to Information

  16. Open Municipalities

    UY0114, 2018, Access to Information

  17. Canelones' Participation System

    UY0115, 2018, Capacity Building

  18. Student Participation

    UY0116, 2018, Capacity Building

  19. Open Government Culture

    UY0117, 2018, Capacity Building

  20. National Dance Plan

    UY0118, 2018, Gender

  21. Human Rights Education Plan

    UY0119, 2018, Access to Justice

  22. Human Rights Report

    UY0120, 2018, Civic Space

  23. Sustainable Development Strategy

    UY0121, 2018, Public Participation

  24. Gender and Youth Perspective in Rural Areas

    UY0122, 2018, Gender

  25. Observatory for Equality and Non-Discrimination

    UY0123, 2018, Gender

  26. Improve Diversity in Government

    UY0124, 2018, E-Government

  27. Indicators of Welfare and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

    UY0125, 2018, Access to Information

  28. Social Programs

    UY0126, 2018, Access to Information

  29. National Plan for Persons with Disabilities

    UY0127, 2018, Access to Justice

  30. Open Cadastre

    UY0128, 2018, Access to Information

  31. Budget Transparency Portal

    UY0129, 2018, Access to Information

  32. National Energy Efficiency Plan

    UY0130, 2018, Access to Information

  33. Industry, Energy and Mining Data Publication

    UY0131, 2018, Access to Information

  34. Information on Seized Goods and Foreign Trade Operations

    UY0132, 2018, E-Government

  35. Accountability for the Commitments of the Departmental Government of Rivera

    UY0133, 2018, Access to Information

  36. Quality Indicators of the Institutes of Highly Specialized Medicine

    UY0134, 2018, E-Government

  37. Open Hospital Discharge Records

    UY0135, 2018, Access to Information

  38. Open Data from Internet of Things

    UY0136, 2018, Access to Information

  39. Cybersecurity Strategy

    UY0137, 2018, E-Government

  40. Data for Social Development

    UY0088, 2016, Access to Information

  41. Citizen Access Point

    UY0089, 2016, Capacity Building

  42. Publishing Services and Devices in the Area of ​​Domestic Violence

    UY0090, 2016, Access to Information

  43. Adoption of Standard Open Contracting

    UY0091, 2016, Access to Information

  44. Financial Information Accessible and Open

    UY0092, 2016, Access to Information

  45. Budget Transparency Portal

    UY0085, 2016, Capacity Building

  46. Access to Information and Open Data in Rivera

    UY0093, 2016, Access to Information

  47. Starred commitment Citizen Monitoring Air Quality

    UY0097, 2016, Access to Information

  48. Data and Information Montevideo

    UY0098, 2016, Access to Information

  49. Departmental Policy Open Data

    UY0094, 2016, Access to Information

  50. Starred commitment Departmental Policy Open Government

    UY0095, 2016, Access to Information

  51. System Monitoring Utility Citizen

    UY0096, 2016, Capacity Building

  52. Closeness Government: Council of Ministers Open

    UY0059, 2016, E-Government

  53. National Youth Advisory Council

    UY0060, 2016, Capacity Building

  54. Strengthening the Culture of Citizen Participation in Uruguay (Phase2)

    UY0061, 2016, Capacity Building

  55. Promote and Strengthen the Autonomy of the Consultative Council of Civil Society Set up Under Law 19.122

    UY0062, 2016, Capacity Building

  56. Observatory Institutional Information and Statistical Data on Socio-Educational Policy in the Inisa

    UY0063, 2016, Capacity Building

  57. Consultations and Dialogue on International Instruments

    UY0064, 2016, Capacity Building

  58. Follow the Recommendations of the UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women

    UY0066, 2016, Capacity Building

  59. Nominations of Experts in the Universal System of Promotion and Protection of Human Rights (UN) and Inter-American System

    UY0067, 2016, Capacity Building

  60. Dialogue for the Analysis of the Impact of Information Society on Human Rights

    UY0065, 2016, Capacity Building

  61. Access to Information in the Judiciary

    UY0068, 2016, Access to Information

  62. Prevention of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing

    UY0069, 2016, Capacity Building

  63. Environmental Monitoring Points

    UY0070, 2016, Access to Information

  64. Uruguay Species List

    UY0071, 2016, Access to Information

  65. Starred commitment National Water Plan

    UY0072, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  66. Postal Dialogue

    UY0073, 2016, Capacity Building

  67. Opening Data from the National Directorate of Industry

    UY0074, 2016, Access to Information

  68. Publication of Energy Data

    UY0075, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  69. Transparency and Open Data Education

    UY0076, 2016, Access to Information

  70. Formalize Building Maintenance in Schools Full Time: a Participatory Alternative

    UY0077, 2016, Capacity Building

  71. Inclusion and Continuing Education of People with Disabilities

    UY0078, 2016, Capacity Building

  72. Publication of Statistical Information on Socio-Educational Activities for Social Inclusion of Persons Deprived of Liberty

    UY0079, 2016, Access to Information

  73. Art Education: Dissemination of Educational Proposals and Preparation of a Conceptual Framework for Improving Public Policy

    UY0080, 2016, Capacity Building

  74. Dialogue and Information on Care System

    UY0081, 2016, Access to Information

  75. Information System for Monitoring Health Goals

    UY0082, 2016, Access to Information

  76. Starred commitment Right of Access to Public Information

    UY0083, 2016, Access to Information

  77. Open Data and Statistics

    UY0086, 2016, Access to Information

  78. Who Controls What? Online Catalog of the Functions and Powers of Existing Control State Agencies

    UY0087, 2016, Access to Information

  79. Monitoring of Non-Ionizing Radiation and Publication of Information

    UY0084, 2016, Capacity Building

  80. Strengthening the Culture of Citizen Participation in Uruguay

    UY0019, 2014, Capacity Building

  81. Open Government: Everyone's Business and All

    UY0020, 2014, Capacity Building

  82. Open Government Funds

    UY0021, 2014, Public Participation

  83. E-Collaboration Citizen: Tramites.Gub.Uy

    UY0022, 2014, E-Government

  84. Affirmative Action for People of African Descent: Transparency and Accountability

    UY0023, 2014, Capacity Building

  85. Improvement Plan Instances of Citizen Participation and the Link with Citizens Through the Inter Tables Public Social Policies

    UY0024, 2014, Capacity Building

  86. Urban Development Program "Barrio De Las Artes"

    UY0025, 2014, Capacity Building

  87. Dialogue and Consultation System

    UY0026, 2014, Public Participation

  88. Promotion and Dissemination of the Right of Access to Public Information

    UY0027, 2014, Access to Information

  89. E-Access: National System Requirements for Access to Public Information

    UY0028, 2014, Access to Information

  90. Responses to Requests for Access to Public Information

    UY0029, 2014, Access to Information

  91. Accessible Wide Board

    UY0030, 2014, Capacity Building

  92. Single Point of Access to Statistical Information Available in the State

    UY0031, 2014, E-Government

  93. Open Government Data

    UY0032, 2014, Access to Information

  94. Open Data for Policy Analysis

    UY0033, 2014, Access to Information

  95. Starred commitment Cadastre Open

    UY0034, 2014, E-Government

  96. Publication of Microdata Social Programs in Open Format

    UY0035, 2014, Access to Information

  97. Dissemination of Information for the Exercise of the Rights of Users of Health

    UY0036, 2014, Access to Information

  98. Open Data Aeroportuarios

    UY0037, 2014, Infrastructure & Transport

  99. Transparency in the Lifecycle of Projects Uruguayan Law

    UY0038, 2014, Access to Information

  100. Observatory Public Procurement

    UY0039, 2014, Anti-Corruption

  101. Starred commitment Single Sign-State Suppliers

    UY0040, 2014, Anti-Corruption

  102. National Public Software

    UY0041, 2014, Capacity Building

  103. Transparency in the Management of Cultural Projects

    UY0042, 2014, E-Government

  104. Transparency in the State Project Portfolio

    UY0043, 2014, E-Government

  105. Simplification Program and Online Procedures

    UY0044, 2014, E-Government

  106. Processing ID documents (CI) Abroad

    UY0045, 2014, Citizenship & Immigration

  107. Interactive Travel Itineraries

    UY0046, 2014, E-Government

  108. Certificate Issuing Service MiPyme Online

    UY0047, 2014, E-Government

  109. Map of the Education Offered by the National Administration of Public Education

    UY0048, 2014, E-Government

  110. New Web Portal for the Ministry of Economy and Finance

    UY0049, 2014, Access to Information

  111. Spatial Data Infrastructure

    UY0050, 2014, Capacity Building

  112. Starred commitment Citizen Points

    UY0051, 2014, E-Government

  113. Integration of the National Resource Guide with Geographic Information System

    UY0052, 2014, E-Government

  114. Made for Youth

    UY0053, 2014, E-Government

  115. Daily Closing Quotes Central Bank of Uruguay

    UY0054, 2014, E-Government

  116. Mobile Government

    UY0055, 2014, E-Government

  117. Teleimagenología Service - Salud.Uy Program

    UY0056, 2014, E-Government

  118. Quality Virtual Interaction with Citizenship

    UY0057, 2014, E-Government

  119. Starred commitment Integrated Management System Municipal Claims

    UY0058, 2014, E-Government

  120. Access to Public Information

    UY0001, 2012, Capacity Building

  121. Strengthen the Culture of Transparency

    UY0002, 2012, Access to Information

  122. National Transparency Award

    UY0003, 2012, Capacity Building

  123. E-Citizen Participation

    UY0004, 2012, Public Participation

  124. Starred commitment Open Government Data

    UY0005, 2012, Access to Information

  125. Digital Literacy Plan

    UY0006, 2012, Capacity Building

  126. Purchasing Agency and Contracting

    UY0007, 2012, Anti-Corruption

  127. Government Resource Planning (GRP)

    UY0008, 2012,

  128. A System of Electronic Record

    UY0009, 2012, E-Government

  129. Uruguay Concursa

    UY0010, 2012, Labor

  130. National Public Software

    UY0011, 2012, E-Government

  131. Starred commitment Online Procedures and Services

    UY0012, 2012, E-Government

  132. E-Funds Citizens

    UY0013, 2012, Capacity Building

  133. Incorporate Electronic Pscs

    UY0014, 2012, E-Government

  134. Uruguayan State Portal

    UY0015, 2012, E-Government

  135. Processing System Common Passports at Consular Offices of the Republic

    UY0016, 2012, Citizenship & Immigration

  136. Apostille Convention

    UY0017, 2012,

  137. Starred commitment Electronic Receipt Tax

    UY0018, 2012, E-Government

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