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Indicators of Welfare and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (UY0125)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Not Attached

Action Plan Cycle: 2018

Status: Active

Institutions

Lead Institution: the Ministry of Social Development (MIDES), the National Directorate of Monitoring and Evaluation (DINEM) and the EGovernment and Information Society Agency (AGESIC).

Support Institution(s): NA

Policy Areas

Capacity Building, E-Government, Education, Environment and Climate, Gender, Health, Labor, Land & Spatial Planning, Marginalized Communities, Media & Telecommunications, Open Data, Public Service Delivery, Science & Technology, Sustainable Development Goals

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Pending IRM Review

Relevant to OGP Values: Not Relevant

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review

Description

Indicators of welfare and economic, social and cultural rights
Commitment start and end date: October 2018 to December 2019.
Institution or actor responsible for the implementation: the Ministry of Social Development
(MIDES), the National Directorate of Monitoring and Evaluation (DINEM) and the EGovernment and Information Society Agency (AGESIC).
New commitment.
Theme: Social Development – Social Inclusion
Commitment description
What is the commitment? To publish, in an open data format, a database of more than 1600
indicators on welfare and economic, social and cultural rights,
referring to: sociodemographic context, education, health, poverty
and income, work and employment, macroeconomics and public
social expenditure, environment, citizen security, housing and
habitat, ICT, social protection and security and time use.
Efforts are made to ensure that the set of indicators includes a
cross-cutting view of the processes of inequality and inequity. This
way, as long as the primary sources of information so admit, the
different dimensions that have been outlined cross-cut approaches
that evince the main gaps in the population's access to rights.
Thus, the system of indicators shall incorporate the following
approaches:
 Life cycle (focusing on early childhood, middle childhood
and adolescence, youth and old age)
 Gender (the Gender Information System is implemented
within the framework of the Social Observatory)
 Ethnic and racial (with a focus on the population of African
descent)
 Socioeconomic (with a focus on gaps in the performance
between different income strata and the population living in
poverty)
 Territorial
What is the problem that the
commitment will address?
The current problem is the existing dispersion of available
information on the areas described. It also addresses the
unavailability or limitation of the formats in which the information is
usually offered. These limitations make it difficult for citizens to
follow up on the commitments undertaken by the State in relation
to economic, social and cultural rights.
How will the commitment
contribute to solving the problem?
Publishing this broad set of indicators concerning Welfare and
Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, in an open format, will
enhance access to this information by the population in general
and by specialized actors in particular (journalism, the academia,
education, etc.). In particular, the envisaged development will
make it possible to increase the uses of published information,
enabling new uses and ways of presenting information,
decentralized from the Social Observatory Portal.
On that basis, access to technical and reliable information about
Uruguay's performance in the area of economic, social and cultural
rights is encouraged.
OGP value to which this
commitment will contribute.
Publishing this type of information in open formats represents an
effort to develop a culture of transparency and accountability, while
promoting the implementation of multi-actor and participatory
initiatives for monitoring and questioning State actions.
Additional information
The commitment is part of the open data plan of the Observatory of Programs and Indicators
of the Ministry of Social Development, which aims to contribute to building an information
system that allows for an understanding of the social situation of our country as well as the set
of social benefits offered by the Uruguayan State.
Currently, the Social Observatory manages and updates a system of social indicators that
yields information about Uruguay's level of progress in terms of the economic, social and
cultural rights of its population. A set of more than 1600 indicators can be consulted by
accessing the Observatory portal.
The management of this system of indicators involves the exploitation and integration into a
single site of various sources of information from our National Statistical System. Some that
are worth mentioning are:
- Continuous Household Survey (INE)
- Population, Households and Housing Censuses (INE)
- National Survey on Adolescence and Youth (INE-MIDES)
- Nutrition, Child Development and Health Survey (INE-MIDES-Udelar)
- Survey on Generation- and gender-based violence (INE-MIDES-INAU-MSP-AUCI-MIUNFPA)
- National Budget Records (CGN-MEF)
- System of National Accounts (BCU)
- Integrated Social Information System (multiple agencies)
- Vital Statistics Records (MSP)
- MIDES administrative records
- Observatory on violence and crime (Ministry of the Interior)
The indicators integrated into the Social Observatory are managed through this system and
are built in such a way that they can only be consumed as mass data. The purpose of this
commitment is to publish the Social Observatory's set of indicators in open data format.
The human rights approach posits that the ultimate goal of any public policy must be the
enjoyment of rights by persons. Within this framework, right-holders and duty-bearers are
established. The State stands as a key actor, insofar as it has obligations as duty bearer and
enforcer of rights. The State has the obligations to respect (refrain from impeding the exercise
of rights), protect (prevent third parties from abridging the rights of legal subjects) and
promote (make effective) access to rights.
The adoption of a rights-based approach also implies adopting the vast array of human rights
instruments, enshrined at the international level and ratified at the national level, as the
regulatory framework for public action. At the same time, it involves adhering to some
principles for State action, such as equality and non-discrimination, progressive realization
and non-regression in access to rights, promotion of participation, and transparency and
accountability, among others.
Supplementing the regulatory framework and of conceptual principles for public action
provided by the rights-based approach, the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development sets
out short- and medium-term priorities and targets for action.
Faced with a framework for action such as that provided by the rights-based approach and the
2030 Agenda, it is extremely important to develop tools that allow for broad and multi-actor
monitoring of the fulfilment of the commitments undertaken by the States. To publish a
database of indicators such as the one proposed in this commitment is a significant
contribution in this regard.
On the one hand, the set of indicators is closely related to the rights enshrined in the
International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR)8
, while crosscutting an overview with a focus on equality and the access to rights of vulnerable groups. In
addition, the indicators are also closely related to several of the objectives that have been set
out for the 2030 Agenda. Without ignoring the connection with other objectives, it should be
particularly noted that the indicators to be published are in line with: SDG 1: End of poverty,
SDG 2: Zero hunger, SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 4: Quality education, SDG 5:
Gender equality, SDG 6: Clean Water and sanitation, SDG 8: Decent work and economic
growth, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities.
Finally, to publish this type of information in open formats represents an effort to develop a
culture of transparency and accountability, while promoting the implementation of multi-actor
and participatory initiatives for monitoring and questioning State actions.
Objectives and/or milestones
Description of objectives and/or milestones
Start date End date
To carry out a study of the production processes of indicators
and the design of the Welfare and Economic, Social and Cultural
Rights Indicators database.
October 2018 December 2018
To publish the Welfare and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
Indicators database built in and available on the Social
Observatory portal and the National Catalog of Open Data.
January 2019 June 2019
To carry out at least two activities to promote the use of data by
relevant actors (journalists, students, civil society, researchers,
among others).
July 2019 December 2019

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Adopted and ratified by the United Nations General Assembly in 1966
Contact information
National Directorate of Monitoring and Evaluation (DINEM)
Name of the responsible person Juan Pablo Labat (DINEM-MIDES)
Title, Department National Director of Monitoring and
Evaluation – MIDES /
Email address and phone number jlabat@mides.gub.uy / 2400 0302 ext.
1357
Name(s) of responsible technician(s) Manuel Piriz
Title, Department Social Observatory Director, DINEM
MIDES
Email address and phone number manpiriz@mides.gub.uy
AGESIC
Name of the responsible person Virginia Pardo (AGESIC)
Title, Department Director of the Digital Citizenship Area –
AGESIC /
Email address and phone number virginia.pardo@agesic.gub.uy
Name(s) of responsible technician(s) Ninoschka Dante
Title, Department Open Government Division Manager
Email address and phone number ninoschka.dante@agesic.gub.uy

IRM Midterm Status Summary

For commitment details, see the original Year 1 report: https://www.opengovpartnership.org/sites/default/files/Uruguay_Mid-term_...


Uruguay's Commitments

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  2. Environmental Complaints' Management System

    UY0100, 2018, Capacity Building

  3. Monitoring and Reporting on Climate Change

    UY0101, 2018, E-Government

  4. Observatory on Gender-Based Violence Against Women

    UY0102, 2018, E-Government

  5. Gender-Based Violence Open Data

    UY0103, 2018, E-Government

  6. Human Trafficking Prevention

    UY0104, 2018, Capacity Building

  7. Complaint Reception and Processing System

    UY0105, 2018, E-Government

  8. Electoral Process Data

    UY0106, 2018,

  9. National Transparency Index

    UY0107, 2018, E-Government

  10. Access to Information Law

    UY0108, 2018, Legislation & Regulation

  11. Gender Perspective to Access to Information

    UY0109, 2018, Capacity Building

  12. State Web Portal

    UY0110, 2018, E-Government

  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, E-Government

  16. Open Municipalities

    UY0114, 2018, Capacity Building

  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, Human Rights

  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, Capacity Building

  28. Social Programs

    UY0126, 2018, E-Government

  29. National Plan for Persons with Disabilities

    UY0127, 2018, Justice

  30. Open Cadastre

    UY0128, 2018, E-Government

  31. Budget Transparency Portal

    UY0129, 2018, Capacity Building

  32. National Energy Efficiency Plan

    UY0130, 2018, Capacity Building

  33. Industry, Energy and Mining Data Publication

    UY0131, 2018, E-Government

  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, E-Government

  36. Quality Indicators of the Institutes of Highly Specialized Medicine

    UY0134, 2018, E-Government

  37. Open Hospital Discharge Records

    UY0135, 2018, E-Government

  38. Open Data from Internet of Things

    UY0136, 2018, E-Government

  39. Cybersecurity Strategy

    UY0137, 2018, E-Government

  40. Data for Social Development

    UY0088, 2016, Capacity Building

  41. Citizen Access Point

    UY0089, 2016, Capacity Building

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

    UY0090, 2016, Open Data

  43. Adoption of Standard Open Contracting

    UY0091, 2016, Capacity Building

  44. Financial Information Accessible and Open

    UY0092, 2016, Capacity Building

  45. Budget Transparency Portal

    UY0085, 2016, Capacity Building

  46. Access to Information and Open Data in Rivera

    UY0093, 2016, Capacity Building

  47. Starred commitment Citizen Monitoring Air Quality

    UY0097, 2016, Capacity Building

  48. Data and Information Montevideo

    UY0098, 2016, Capacity Building

  49. Departmental Policy Open Data

    UY0094, 2016, Capacity Building

  50. Starred commitment Departmental Policy Open Government

    UY0095, 2016, Capacity Building

  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, Capacity Building

  62. Prevention of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing

    UY0069, 2016, Capacity Building

  63. Environmental Monitoring Points

    UY0070, 2016, Capacity Building

  64. Uruguay Species List

    UY0071, 2016, Capacity Building

  65. Starred commitment National Water Plan

    UY0072, 2016, Capacity Building

  66. Postal Dialogue

    UY0073, 2016, Capacity Building

  67. Opening Data from the National Directorate of Industry

    UY0074, 2016, Legislation & Regulation

  68. Publication of Energy Data

    UY0075, 2016, E-Government

  69. Transparency and Open Data Education

    UY0076, 2016, Capacity Building

  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, Capacity Building

  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, Capacity Building

  75. Information System for Monitoring Health Goals

    UY0082, 2016, Capacity Building

  76. Starred commitment Right of Access to Public Information

    UY0083, 2016, Capacity Building

  77. Open Data and Statistics

    UY0086, 2016, Capacity Building

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

    UY0087, 2016, Capacity Building

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

    UY0084, 2016, Capacity Building

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    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, Capacity Building

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

    UY0028, 2014, E-Government

  90. Responses to Requests for Access to Public Information

    UY0029, 2014, Right 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, Capacity Building

  94. Open Data for Policy Analysis

    UY0033, 2014, E-Government

  95. Starred commitment Cadastre Open

    UY0034, 2014, E-Government

  96. Publication of Microdata Social Programs in Open Format

    UY0035, 2014, E-Government

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

    UY0036, 2014, E-Government

  98. Open Data Aeroportuarios

    UY0037, 2014, Infrastructure & Transport

  99. Transparency in the Lifecycle of Projects Uruguayan Law

    UY0038, 2014, Capacity Building

  100. Observatory Public Procurement

    UY0039, 2014, E-Government

  101. Starred commitment Single Sign-State Suppliers

    UY0040, 2014, E-Government

  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 and 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, Capacity Building

  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, Capacity Building

  122. National Transparency Award

    UY0003, 2012, Capacity Building

  123. E-Citizen Participation

    UY0004, 2012, Public Participation

  124. Starred commitment Open Government Data

    UY0005, 2012, Capacity Building

  125. Digital Literacy Plan

    UY0006, 2012, Capacity Building

  126. Purchasing Agency and Contracting

    UY0007, 2012, E-Government

  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 and Immigration

  136. Apostille Convention

    UY0017, 2012, Records Management

  137. Starred commitment Electronic Receipt Tax

    UY0018, 2012, E-Government