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Sustainable Development Strategy (UY0121)



Action Plan: Uruguay Action Plan 2018-2020

Action Plan Cycle: 2018

Status: Active


Lead Institution: the Office of Budget and Planning (OPP) – the Bureau for Planning.

Support Institution(s): Central government and other government institutions. Civil society organizations; business chamber representatives; technical representatives of the academia.

Policy Areas

Public Participation, 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: Civic Participation

Potential Impact:

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review


To create a national sustainable development strategy by 2050 Commitment start and end date: September 2018 to December 2019 Institution or actor responsible for the implementation: the Office of Budget and Planning (OPP) – the Bureau for Planning. New commitment. Theme: Sustainable Development Commitment description What is the commitment? To formulate through participatory mechanisms that will bring together representatives of State agencies, organized civil society, the private sector and the academia a National Development Strategy for 2050 that will consist of a set of strategic guidelines to be followed by Uruguay to achieve the Uruguay Vision 2050. For the realization of this vision it is necessary to: a) agree on diverse interests that promote collective efforts and guide the policy for future government plans; b) provide clear guidelines that frame the plans of the different agencies; c) establish attainable challenges in a defined horizon; d) frame the actions to be taken to pursue the defined course; and e) generate inputs for today's strategic decision-making that may have an impact on the country's future in the medium and long term. To this end, it was necessary to define two key themes of development: demographic change and the transformation of the production matrix; and three cross-cutting themes: gender systems, cultural development and territorial development. What is the problem that the commitment will address? Uruguay faces serious challenges in the long term. Demographic change, social and cultural inclusion, the transformation of gender relations, territorial inequalities, climate change, technological revolutions, productivity and competitiveness, food security, regional economic integration and globalization are some of these great challenges. The latter, whether they depend mostly on global, regional or domestic factors, give rise to critical uncertainties about Uruguay's future for which the country needs to prepare itself. With one of the highest Human Development Indexes in the region, Uruguay is going through the longest lasting period of GDP growth in the country's recorded history and important changes in the productive matrix, as well as in society, have been taking place. Nonetheless, the long-term view envisions a world in which the pace of change is accelerating, and changes will become increasingly radical and uncertainty will become more severe. How will the commitment contribute to solving the problem? Uruguay faces the challenge of having to undergo structural transformation in order to ensure sustainable development for the future. These transformations require adopting an integrated approach to development that combines macroeconomic, productive, social, cultural and environmental policies. They also involve shifting from a government-based approach to a Statebased approach and shifting from short-term thinking to building of a longer-term future. To this end, the Bureau for Planning uses strategic foresight as a methodological tool, which consists of a systematic and participatory social process that takes in the vision of society in the future, develops medium- and long-term projections aimed at influencing current decisions with an impact on the future, and promotes joint actions. From the articulation of the strategic options in the key themes defined by the Bureau for Planning arise the inputs to formulate a proposal for Uruguay Vision 2050, which is validated in a participatory manner and shall become the guiding beacon of the National Development Strategy. The National Development Strategy provides the strategic framework for the plans of the different State agencies for the next term of government, which in turn define the budget lines. The design of a Monitoring System will be geared towards developing systematic mechanisms for the early warning of changes in the environment with the purpose of providing feedback and updating the information on future scenarios, the desired scenario and the strategic guidelines. OGP value to which this commitment will contribute. In terms of Accountability, forward-looking methodology includes phases of foresight diagnosis that raise visibility of the advances and results of public policies. On the other hand, and surely as a major contribution towards this commitment to strengthen the values of the OGP, Citizen Participation should also be noted. The inputs that will be an integral part of the development strategy have been prepared in consultation with various State agencies, the academia, civil society and representatives of the business and productive sector. Similarly, the synthesis of this process will provide for consultation opportunities. Additional information This planning exercise is a mandatory provision set forth in the Constitution under article 230, which establishes that the OPP has the duty of assisting the Executive Branch in the formulation of Development Plans and Programs. Furthermore, these instruments will undoubtedly help the adoption of coherent polices, the importance of which has been highlighted in the international agenda under target 14 of SDG No.17: "to enhance policy coherence for sustainable development". Objectives and/or milestones Description of objectives and/or milestones Start date - End date To institutionalize the National Planning System through regulations. October 2018 June 2019 To design and develop the participatory process for the formulation of the national sustainable development strategy through at least eight participatory work stages with representatives of civil society, government agencies and the academia. Efforts will be made to ensure equal participation when working with civil society organizations. March 2019 August 2019 To prepare and present to the Executive Branch the final version of the National Development Strategy for 2050. September 2018 November 2019 Design a Strategy monitoring tool. June 2019 December 2019 Contact information Name of the responsible person Fernando Isabella. Title, Department Director of Planning, OPP. Email address and phone number - 2 150 ext. 3337 Name(s) of responsible technician(s) Carolina Da Silva Andrés Coitiño Title, Department Bureau for Planning Coordination Team, OPP. Email address and phone number - 2 150 ext. 3567 - 2 150 ext. 3558 Other actors involved State actors Central government and other government institutions. CSOs, private sector, multilateral organizations, working groups Civil society organizations; business chamber representatives; technical representatives of the academia.

IRM Midterm Status Summary

Equidad, desarrollo y ciudadanía

23. Construir una estrategia nacional de desarrollo sostenible hacia 2050

Texto del compromiso como aparece en el plan de acción:

Elaborar de forma participativa junto con representantes de los organismos estatales, sociedad civil organizada, sector privado y academia, una Estrategia Nacional de Desarrollo al 2050 que estará conformada por el conjunto de lineamientos estratégicos que habrá de seguir Uruguay para alcanzar la Visión Uruguay 2050.

Para lograr esta visión es necesario: a) Acordar intereses diversos que propicie la suma de esfuerzos y guie la política de los futuros planes de gobierno; b) Brindar lineamientos claros que enmarquen los planes de los diferentes organismos; c) Establecer desafíos alcanzables en un horizonte definido; d) Enmarcar las acciones a seguir para alcanzar el rumbo definido y e) Generar insumos para la toma de decisiones estratégicas en el presente que puedan tener impacto sobre el devenir nacional en el mediano y largo plazo.

Para ello se definieron dos ejes temáticos claves de desarrollo: el cambio demográfico y la transformación de la matriz productiva; y tres ejes temáticos transversales; sistemas de género, desarrollo cultural y desarrollo territorial.

Los hitos de este compromiso son:

  • Institucionalizar el Sistema Nacional de Planificación a través de normativa.
  • Diseñar y desarrollar el proceso participativo para la construcción de la Estrategia Nacional de desarrollo sostenible a través de al menos 8 instancias de trabajo participativas con representantes de la sociedad civil, instituciones gubernamentales y academia. Se buscará asegurar una participación paritaria en el trabajo con la sociedad civil.
  • Armar y presentar al Poder Ejecutivo del Documento final de la Estrategia Nacional de Desarrollo a 2050.
  • Diseñar una herramienta de monitoreo de la Estrategia.

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:

Fecha de inicio: Septiembre 2018             Fecha de término: Diciembre 2019

Contexto y objetivos

En la región, Uruguay ocupa el tercer lugar en el Índice de Desarrollo Humano y ha tenido un crecimiento económico continuo en los últimos 16 años, durante los cuales se consolidaron también importantes cambios en la matriz productiva y social. Sin embargo, como se expresa en el documento “Hacia la construcción de una Estrategia de Desarrollo Uruguay 2050” [95] se enfrentan otros desafíos a largo plazo como el cambio demográfico, la inclusión social y cultural, la transformación de las relaciones de género, las desigualdades territoriales, el cambio climático, la integración regional, la seguridad alimentaria y la productividad y competitividad, entre otros.

Para enfrentar estos desafíos se hace necesario encarar transformaciones estructurales que permitan un desarrollo sostenible. Estas transformaciones implican adoptar una visión integrada del desarrollo que articule políticas macroeconómicas, productivas, sociales, culturales y ambientales. En este marco, la Oficina de Planeamiento y Presupuesto (OPP) crea en el 2015 la Dirección de Planificación, con el objetivo de asesorar al Poder Ejecutivo con relación a las líneas estratégicas de acción que deberá adoptar el país para el desarrollo sostenible en el largo plazo.

Con este objetivo, la Dirección de Planificación utiliza la prospectiva como herramienta de planificación. La prospectiva constituye una fuente de información y conocimiento que permite anticipar las oportunidades y las amenazas para trazar el camino que conduzca al logro del futuro más deseado. Las dos metas de la Dirección de Planificación para el quinquenio 2015-2019 son la Visión Uruguay 2050 y su consecuente Estrategia Nacional de Desarrollo.

Este compromiso tiene como objetivo institucionalizar el sistema de planificación a través de la normativa y construir, a través de un proceso participativo, la Estrategia Nacional de Desarrollo y su sistema de monitoreo.

La Estrategia Nacional de Desarrollo dará el marco estratégico a los planes de los diferentes organismos estatales para el próximo período de gobierno y se construye en forma participativa a partir de la Visión de Uruguay 2050, articulación de los diferentes escenarios en los ejes temáticos clave definidos por la Dirección de Planificación.

Las acciones previstas en el marco de este compromiso son lo suficientemente específicas para que su cumplimiento se pueda verificar objetivamente. El compromiso es relevante al valor de la participación ciudadana, en tanto generará instancias de trabajo participativas con representantes de la sociedad civil, instituciones gubernamentales y academia para la construcción de la Estrategia Nacional de Desarrollo. De completarse todas las acciones, se considera que el compromiso tendrá un impacto potencial moderado ya que la participación ciudadana está limitada a las instancias de construcción de la estrategia nacional. Sin embargo no se prevé para la elaboración de la herramienta de monitoreo ni para el ejercicio de ese monitoreo. Para obtener la visión de la sociedad civil, se consultó a las personas referentes que participaron en algunas de las mesas de cocreación del plan de acción, pero no se había obtenido respuesta al cierre de este informe [96].

Siguientes pasos

La cocreación de la Estrategia Nacional de Desarrollo a través de un proceso de participación inclusivo de los diversos sectores de la sociedad es un esfuerzo muy valioso en el marco de la apertura del Gobierno siempre y cuando se den las garantías de transparencia y se rinda cuentas en sus distintas etapas. En este sentido, las investigadoras del IRM recomiendan que para cada instancia de participación se establezcan canales de retroalimentación y rendición de cuentas.

Por otra parte, para que el compromiso sea más ambicioso, se recomienda que la herramienta de monitoreo que se desarrolle cumpla con facilitar el ejercicio del control ciudadano de las políticas y no se limite a ser una herramienta de evaluación para los referentes gubernamentales.

[96] Consulta enviada a la Asociación Nacional de ONG (ANONG), en marzo y abril de 2019.


  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, Dispute Resolution & Legal Assistance

  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, Open Regulations

  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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