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Budget transparency portal (UY0129)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Not Attached

Action Plan Cycle: 2018

Status: Active

Institutions

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

Capacity Building, E-Government, Fiscal Transparency, Open Data, 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

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
involved.

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: https://transparenciapresupuestaria.opp.gub.uy/
Watch videos and tutorials:
 Budget Transparency Portal, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3LjQKmc3us
 National budget, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkiF_pKLTvI&t=17s
 Accountability, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GwIX1_ZclE&t=27s
 Tutorial for downloading open data: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXDtHYhR7-o
Other documents:
https://www.opengovpartnership.org/stories/portal-de-transparencia-presupuestaria-de-uruguayotroavance-que-consolida-el-acceso-la
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

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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 paula.manera@opp.gub.uy
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 rosana.copello@opp.gub.uy
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

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


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