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Indicators of welfare and economic, social and cultural rights (UY0125)



Action Plan: Not Attached

Action Plan Cycle: 2018

Status: Active


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

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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
 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
 Socioeconomic (with a focus on gaps in the performance
between different income strata and the population living in
 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


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 / 2400 0302 ext.
Name(s) of responsible technician(s) Manuel Piriz
Title, Department Social Observatory Director, DINEM
Email address and phone number
Name of the responsible person Virginia Pardo (AGESIC)
Title, Department Director of the Digital Citizenship Area –
Email address and phone number
Name(s) of responsible technician(s) Ninoschka Dante
Title, Department Open Government Division Manager
Email address and phone number

IRM Midterm Status Summary

For commitment details, see the original Year 1 report:

Uruguay's Commitments

  1. Implementation of the National Water Plan

    UY0099, 2018, E-Government

  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. Datos para el desarrollo social

    UY0088, 2016, Capacity Building

  41. Punto de acceso ciudadano

    UY0089, 2016, Capacity Building

  42. Publicación de servicios y dispositivos en el Área de Violencia de Género

    UY0090, 2016, Open Data

  43. Adopción del Estándar Open Contracting

    UY0091, 2016, Capacity Building

  44. Información Financiera Accesible y Abierta

    UY0092, 2016, Capacity Building

  45. Portal de Transparencia Presupuestaria

    UY0085, 2016, Capacity Building

  46. Acceso a la información y datos abiertos en Rivera

    UY0093, 2016, Capacity Building

  47. Starred commitment Monitoreo ciudadano de la calidad del aire

    UY0097, 2016, Capacity Building

  48. Datos e información de Montevideo

    UY0098, 2016, Capacity Building

  49. Política Departamental de Datos Abiertos

    UY0094, 2016, Capacity Building

  50. Starred commitment Política Departamental de Gobierno Abierto

    UY0095, 2016, Capacity Building

  51. Sistema de monitoreo ciudadano de servicios públicos

    UY0096, 2016, Capacity Building

  52. Gobierno de Cercanía: Consejo de Ministros Abierto

    UY0059, 2016, E-Government

  53. Consejo Consultivo Nacional de Jóvenes

    UY0060, 2016, Capacity Building

  54. Fortalecimiento de la Cultura de la Participación Ciudadana en Uruguay (Fase2)

    UY0061, 2016, Capacity Building

  55. Promover y consolidar la autonomía del Consejo Consultivo de la sociedad civil creado en el marco de la Ley 19.122

    UY0062, 2016, Capacity Building

  56. Observatorio de Información Institucional y Datos Estadísticos Sobre Política Socio-Educativa en el INISA

    UY0063, 2016, Capacity Building

  57. Consultas y diálogo sobre instrumentos internacionales

    UY0064, 2016, Capacity Building

  58. Seguimiento de las recomendaciones del Comité de la ONU para la Eliminación de todas las formas de discriminación contra la mujer

    UY0066, 2016, Capacity Building

  59. Candidaturas a puestos de expertos en el sistema universal de promoción y protección de derechos humanos (ONU) y Sistema Interamericano

    UY0067, 2016, Capacity Building

  60. Dialogo para el análisis del impacto de la Sociedad de la Información en los Derechos Humanos

    UY0065, 2016, Capacity Building

  61. Acceso a la información en el Poder Judicial

    UY0068, 2016, Capacity Building

  62. Prevención del lavado de activos y financiamiento del terrorismo

    UY0069, 2016, Capacity Building

  63. Puntos de monitoreo ambiental

    UY0070, 2016, Capacity Building

  64. Lista de especies del Uruguay

    UY0071, 2016, Capacity Building

  65. Starred commitment Plan Nacional de Aguas

    UY0072, 2016, Capacity Building

  66. Diálogo Postal

    UY0073, 2016, Capacity Building

  67. Apertura de datos de la Dirección Nacional de Industria

    UY0074, 2016, Legislation & Regulation

  68. Publicación de datos energéticos

    UY0075, 2016, E-Government

  69. Transparencia y datos abiertos de educación

    UY0076, 2016, Capacity Building

  70. Formalizar el mantenimiento edilicio en Escuelas de Tiempo Completo: una alternativa participativa

    UY0077, 2016, Capacity Building

  71. Inclusión y continuidad educativa de las personas con discapacidad

    UY0078, 2016, Capacity Building

  72. Publicación de información estadística sobre actividades socioeducativas para la inclusión social de personas privadas de libertad

    UY0079, 2016, Capacity Building

  73. Educación para el arte: difusión de propuestas educativas y elaboración de un marco conceptual para la mejora de políticas públicas

    UY0080, 2016, Capacity Building

  74. Diálogo e información sobre sistema de cuidados

    UY0081, 2016, Capacity Building

  75. Sistema de Información para el seguimiento de los Objetivos Sanitarios

    UY0082, 2016, Capacity Building

  76. Starred commitment Derecho de acceso a la información pública

    UY0083, 2016, Capacity Building

  77. Datos abiertos y estadísticas

    UY0086, 2016, Capacity Building

  78. ¿Quién Controla Qué? Catálogo en Línea de las funciones y competencias de control existentes en los organismos del Estado

    UY0087, 2016, Capacity Building

  79. Monitoreo de las radiaciones no ionizantes y publicación de la información

    UY0084, 2016, Capacity Building

  80. Fortalecimiento de la cultura de la Participación Ciudadana en Uruguay

    UY0019, 2014, Capacity Building

  81. Gobierno Abierto: un asunto de todos y de todas

    UY0020, 2014, Capacity Building

  82. Fondos de Gobierno Abierto

    UY0021, 2014, Public Participation

  83. e-Colaboración ciudadana:

    UY0022, 2014, E-Government

  84. Acciones afirmativas para la población afrodescendiente: transparencia y rendición de cuentas

    UY0023, 2014, Capacity Building

  85. Plan de mejoras en las instancias de participación ciudadana y el vínculo con la ciudadanía a través de las Mesas Interinstitucionales de Políticas Sociales públicas

    UY0024, 2014, Capacity Building

  86. Programa de Desarrollo Urbano “Barrio de las Artes”

    UY0025, 2014, Capacity Building

  87. Sistema de Diálogo y Consulta

    UY0026, 2014, Public Participation

  88. Promoción y difusión del Derecho de Acceso a la Información Pública

    UY0027, 2014, Capacity Building

  89. e-acceso: Sistema Nacional de Solicitudes de Acceso a la Información Pública

    UY0028, 2014, E-Government

  90. Respuestas a pedidos de acceso a la información pública

    UY0029, 2014, Right to Information

  91. Junta accesible de par en par

    UY0030, 2014, Capacity Building

  92. Punto único de acceso a la información estadística disponible en el Estado

    UY0031, 2014, E-Government

  93. Datos Abiertos de Gobierno

    UY0032, 2014, Capacity Building

  94. Datos Abiertos para el análisis de políticas públicas

    UY0033, 2014, E-Government

  95. Starred commitment Catastro Abierto

    UY0034, 2014, E-Government

  96. Publicación de Microdatos de Programas Sociales en formato abierto

    UY0035, 2014, E-Government

  97. Difusión de Información para el ejercicio de los Derechos de los Usuarios de la Salud

    UY0036, 2014, E-Government

  98. Datos Abiertos Aeroportuarios

    UY0037, 2014, Infrastructure & Transport

  99. Transparencia en el ciclo de vida de los Proyectos de Ley uruguayos

    UY0038, 2014, Capacity Building

  100. Observatorio de Compras públicas

    UY0039, 2014, E-Government

  101. Starred commitment Registro único de proveedores del Estado

    UY0040, 2014, E-Government

  102. Software Público Nacional

    UY0041, 2014, Capacity Building

  103. Transparencia en la gestión de proyectos culturales

    UY0042, 2014, E-Government

  104. Transparencia en el Portafolio de Proyectos del Estado

    UY0043, 2014, E-Government

  105. Programa de Simplificación y Trámites en línea

    UY0044, 2014, E-Government

  106. Tramitación de documento de identidad (CI) en el exterior

    UY0045, 2014, Citizenship and Immigration

  107. Itinerarios Turísticos Interactivos

    UY0046, 2014, E-Government

  108. Servicio de emisión de certificados MiPyme en línea

    UY0047, 2014, E-Government

  109. Mapa de la oferta educativa de la Administración Nacional de la Educación Pública

    UY0048, 2014, E-Government

  110. Nuevo Portal Web para el Ministerio de Economía y Finanzas

    UY0049, 2014, Capacity Building

  111. Infraestructura de Datos Espaciales

    UY0050, 2014, Capacity Building

  112. Starred commitment Puntos de Atención Ciudadana

    UY0051, 2014, E-Government

  113. Integración de la Guía Nacional de Recursos con el Sistema de Información Geográfica

    UY0052, 2014, E-Government

  114. ‘Hecho para Jóvenes’

    UY0053, 2014, E-Government

  115. Cierre diario de cotizaciones del Banco Central del Uruguay

    UY0054, 2014, E-Government

  116. Gobierno móvil

    UY0055, 2014, E-Government

  117. Servicio de Teleimagenología - Programa

    UY0056, 2014, E-Government

  118. Interacción virtual de Calidad con la Ciudadanía

    UY0057, 2014, E-Government

  119. Starred commitment Sistema Integrado de Gestión de Reclamos Municipales

    UY0058, 2014, E-Government

  120. Acceso a la información pública

    UY0001, 2012, Capacity Building

  121. Fortalecer la cultura de transparencia

    UY0002, 2012, Capacity Building

  122. Premio Nacional de Transparencia

    UY0003, 2012, Capacity Building

  123. E-Participación Ciudadana

    UY0004, 2012, Public Participation

  124. Starred commitment Datos abiertos de gobierno

    UY0005, 2012, Capacity Building

  125. Plan de Alfabetización Digital

    UY0006, 2012, Capacity Building

  126. Agencia de compras y contrataciones del Estado

    UY0007, 2012, E-Government

  127. Government Resource Planning (GRP)

    UY0008, 2012,

  128. Implantar un sistema de expediente electrónico

    UY0009, 2012, E-Government

  129. Uruguay Concursa

    UY0010, 2012, Labor

  130. Software Público Nacional

    UY0011, 2012, E-Government

  131. Starred commitment Trámites y servicios en línea

    UY0012, 2012, E-Government

  132. E-Fondos Ciudadanos

    UY0013, 2012, Capacity Building

  133. Incorporar ventanillas únicas electrónicas

    UY0014, 2012, E-Government

  134. Portal de Estado Uruguayo

    UY0015, 2012, E-Government

  135. Sistema de tramitación de pasaportes comunes en las Oficinas Consulares de la República

    UY0016, 2012, Citizenship and Immigration

  136. Convenio de la Apostilla

    UY0017, 2012, Records Management

  137. Starred commitment Comprobante electrónico fiscal

    UY0018, 2012, E-Government