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Budget Transparency Portal (UY0129)



Action Plan: Uruguay Action Plan 2018-2020

Action Plan Cycle: 2018

Status: Active


Lead Institution: the Office of Budget and Planning (OPP) – the Management and Evaluation Division (AGEV).

Support Institution(s): ACCE, ONSC, BCU, JUTEP, UAIP, State technicians, members of Parliament and their advisors, among others. Journalists, scholars: teachers and/or researchers. GIFT, Open Data Group, Open Government.

Policy Areas

Access to Information, Capacity Building, E-Government, Fiscal Openness, Open Data, Publication of Budget/Fiscal Information, 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 , Civic Participation

Potential Impact:

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review


To strengthen/enhance the Budget Transparency Portal
Commitment start and end date: September 2018 to June 2020.
Institution or actor responsible for the implementation: the Office of Budget and Planning
(OPP) – the Management and Evaluation Division (AGEV).
Existing commitment.
Theme: Access to Information, Budget – Public Finance
Commitment description
What is the commitment? To enhance the Budget Transparency Portal. To design and
implement improvements to the Budget Transparency Portal, taking
into account the contributions of civil society, introducing changes in
information architecture to make searches more intuitive; improving
the quality and expanding the quantity of available content; developing
tools and promoting actions that strengthen the ability to read and
understand public budgets.
To adhere to the international and national data publication standards
in order to increase the potential for data use and interoperability. To
undertake actions and promote budgetary literacy tools, defining
literacy as the ability to read and understand public budgets.
What is the problem that the
commitment will address?
The lack of transparency in general and specifically in matters related
to public budgets and funds gives rise to unclear management, bad
practices, acts of corruption, and hinders citizen understanding.
The public-sector budget is a powerful economic policy instrument at
the national level. It is therefore important to ensure that the budget
process is transparent. This allows all stakeholders involved in the
process—government, parliament, internal and external control
institutions, markets and citizens—to learn about the true state of
public finances and verify compliance with government objectives.
How will the commitment
contribute to solving the problem?
Although the problem of budgetary transparency will not be "solved"
with the Budgetary Transparency Portal project, it is believed that the
implementation of this commitment as part of the 4th plan will bring
further improvements.
Providing more and better budgetary information, with greater
dissemination and usability, offering different segments of the public
with the information they are most interested in, in the format that is
most appropriate for the understanding thereof, will lead to a better
state of affairs.
OGP value to which this
commitment will contribute.
It contributes to transparency and accountability, since the Budgetary
Transparency Portal not only informs citizens of the use of public
resources, but also fosters social control on their part and creates a
space for dialogue among the different stakeholders and actors

Additional information
The Budget Transparency Portal, a thematic website that offers reusable information about public
budgets, the priorities and policies promoted by the national government, and their results, was created
within the framework of the 3rd Open Government Action Plan as an active transparency tool with the
purpose of budget accountability, contributing to the culture of transparency11 and promoting the
improvement of inter-agency coordination, given the multiplicity of actors that provide content and can
use it in parallel.
This commitment is closely linked to the Sustainable Development Goals, since the portal contains a
section that complies and reports on all the progress made by Uruguay in this respect, especially in the
budgetary domain. Efforts will be made, so far as practicable, to include the gender perspective in the
incorporated contents.
Access the Budget Transparency portal:
Watch videos and tutorials:
 Budget Transparency Portal,
 National budget,
 Accountability,
 Tutorial for downloading open data:
Other documents:
Objectives and/or milestones
Description of objectives and/or milestones Start date End date
To create spaces for the exchange of information with potential
users on the contents of the portal: second meeting for gathering
the requirements of the relevant public through group dynamics,
surveys, focus groups.
September 2018 March 2019
To incorporate information related to State procurement, human
resources, public revenue and others: evaluation of available
information in content and form, interface development,
integration of visualization, open data and methodological notes.
September 2018 September 2019
To incorporate new content, with its corresponding open data
sets, into existing sections:
 Non-State Public Entities
 Public Enterprises
 Assessments
 National Budget
 Sustainable Development Goals
September 2018 September 2019
To apply international and/or national standards (Open Fiscal
Data Package and Unaoid) for the publication of budget data.
September 2018 March 2020

Its objective is to promote actions that will lead to a cultural change towards transparency, both
organizational, within institutions governed by the Access to Information Act, and in relation to society as a
whole, including dissemination initiatives and training in transparency aimed at reporting entities and also
dissemination actions aimed at the general public.
To design and keep to a strategic plan for content dissemination. September 2018 June 2020
To design, carry out actions and implement budget literacy tools:
videos, tutorials, games, applications, among others, for different
segments of the target audience. September 2018 June 2020
Contact information
Name of the responsible person Paula Manera
Title, Department Management and Open Government
Information Department
Email address and phone number
Tel. 150, ext. 8042
Name(s) of responsible technician(s) Rosana Copello
Title, Department Management and Open Government
Information Department
Email address and phone number
Tel. 150, ext. 8075
Other actors involved
State actors ACCE, ONSC, BCU, JUTEP, UAIP, State
technicians, members of Parliament and
their advisors, among others.
CSOs, private sector, multilateral organizations, working groups Journalists, scholars: teachers and/or
researchers. GIFT, Open Data Group,
Open Government.

IRM Midterm Status Summary

Transparencia y rendición de cuentas

31. Fortalecimiento del Portal de Transparencia Presupuestaria

Texto del compromiso como aparece en el plan de acción:

Fortalecer el Portal de Transparencia Presupuestaria. Diseñar e implementar mejoras al Portal de Transparencia Presupuestaria, tomando en cuenta los aportes de la sociedad civil, introduciendo modificaciones en la arquitectura de la información para lograr que las búsquedas sean más intuitivas; mejorando la calidad y ampliando la cantidad de contenidos disponibles; desarrollando herramientas y promoviendo acciones que favorezcan la capacidad de leer y entender los presupuestos públicos.

Adherir a estándares internacionales y nacionales de publicación de datos, a fin de aumentar la potencialidad de uso e interoperabilidad. Desarrollar acciones y promover herramientas de alfabetización presupuestaria, definiendo ésta como la capacidad de leer y entender los presupuestos públicos.

Los hitos de este compromiso son:

  • Implementar espacios de intercambio con potenciales usuarios acerca de los contenidos del portal: segunda versión de jornadas de recopilación de demandas de público de interés mediante dinámicas de grupo, encuestas, grupos focales.
  • Incorporar información relativa a compras estatales, recursos humanos, ingresos de la Administración Pública y otros: evaluación de información disponible en contenido y forma, desarrollo de interfase, elaboración de visualizaciones, datos abiertos y notas metodológicas.
  • Incorporar nuevos contenidos, con sus correspondientes conjuntos de datos abiertos, en secciones ya existentes:
  • Personas Públicas no Estatales
  • Empresas Públicas
  • Evaluaciones
  • Presupuesto Nacional
  • Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible
  • Implementar estándares internacionales y/o nacionales (Open Fiscal Data Package y Unaoid) para la publicación de datos presupuestales.
  • Diseñar y ejecutar un plan estratégico de difusión de contenidos.
  • Diseñar y ejecutar acciones y herramientas de alfabetización presupuestaria: videos, tutoriales, juegos, aplicaciones, entre otros, para los distintos segmentos de público objetivo.

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: Junio 2020

Contexto y objetivos

El Portal de Transparencia Presupuestaria es un sitio web que ofrece información reutilizable acerca de los presupuestos públicos, las prioridades y políticas del Gobierno y sus resultados. También fue uno de los compromisos del tercer plan de acción. El proceso de creación de esta herramienta incluyó entrevistas y una encuesta en línea a informantes calificados de la sociedad civil, medios y academia, con el objetivo de recoger insumos para elaborar un producto acorde a las necesidades. El portal cuenta con secciones sobre: planificación de gobierno; presupuesto nacional; empresas públicas; Personas Públicas no Estatales; Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible y su vinculación con las áreas programáticas del Gobierno; evaluaciones y conjuntos de datos abiertos. Presenta una serie de aplicaciones de visualización como “¿A dónde van tus impuestos?” [131], y “Arma tu presupuesto” [132], que permiten al usuario realizar búsquedas y visualizar sus resultados de forma sencilla e intuitiva. También se incluyen videos didácticos sobre qué es la rendición de cuentas o el Presupuesto Nacional.

En el informe de fin de término del tercer plan se concluía: “contar con un portal de información presupuestaria que sea accesible y de fácil comprensión para la ciudadanía con información hasta ahora dispersa, es considerado por las investigadoras del IRM como un avance significativo en la apertura del gobierno en el acceso a la información”. También se recomendaba que se generaran campañas de difusión de estas herramientas y se relevara la retroalimentación de usuarios y potenciales usuarios con miras al desarrollo de mejoras.

Este nuevo compromiso tiene como objetivo avanzar en ese sentido, para lo cual propone generar nuevas instancias de interlocución con usuarios y potenciales usuarios para introducir mejoras, ampliar el contenido disponible, facilitar búsquedas más intuitivas, adherir a estándares de publicación de datos y promover la alfabetización presupuestaria.

Los hitos de este compromiso son los suficientemente específicos como para que se puedan verificar objetivamente. De implementarse totalmente, tendrá un impacto moderado en la apertura del Gobierno, en tanto se ampliarán los contenidos y generarán mejoras con la participación de diversidad de actores, se realizará la publicación de acuerdo a estándares nacionales e internacionales y se generará una campaña de difusión para ampliar su uso.

Referentes de la sociedad civil consultados [133], coinciden en la importancia de contar con este Portal de Transparencia Presupuestaria y destacan la labor que se realiza para que este se adecue a las necesidades de los potenciales usuarios. Subrayan que, si bien existe la normativa necesaria para que los organismos publiquen información sobre sus presupuestos, se debe garantizar la uniformización de lo que se publica y que sea lo suficientemente accesible y amigable para cualquier persona, aunque no sea experta en la temática.

Siguientes pasos

Las acciones realizadas en el marco del tercer plan de acción, cuando se puso en marcha el portal, y las que se realizarán en el marco de este nuevo compromiso dan cuenta de un producto instaurado como parte de una política de información del Gobierno, que se espera continuará evolucionando de acuerdo a las necesidades de sus usuarios. Las investigadoras del IRM recomiendan que, para avanzar todavía más, se debería prestar especial atención a su difusión, aspecto que es clave para la apropiación y uso de la herramienta por parte de la ciudadanía, que es el fin último de todo el esfuerzo realizado. El implementar  otras estrategias  complementarias a las que ya se desarrollan, como el plan de "Educación presupuestaria" [134] que hacen conjuntamente OPP y el Banco Central del Uruguay (BCU) en escuelas, el cual incluye el uso del portal y el simulador de presupuesto, podría  significar un ampliación significativa del alcance.

[133] Entrevistas realizadas a Verónica García Leites, Uruguay Transparente (8/3/2019) y a Daniel Carranza, DATA (15/3/2019)


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