Transparency and Accountability in Public Finances in Colombia
This example was featured in the OGP 2020 Annual Report. Read the full report here.
Colombia has included two commitments in its most recent action plan that place transparency, accountability and participation at the center of their efforts to rebuild in the wake of the pandemic. Their commitment on fiscal transparency aims to develop an active transparency strategy in public finances using its budget transparency portal to publish open data on resources allocated to cross-cutting policies on gender equality, implementation of the Peace Agreement and COVID-19 emergency response. The initiative also includes information on public contracts. Their commitment on social accountability aims to promote citizen participation by publishing information on COVID-19 emergency projects financed by royalties through its “Auditores Ciudadanos” (Citizen Auditors) application to allow citizen monitoring of public spending and ensure it has the desired impact.
Featured Photo: Colombian government and civil society leaders meet to talk about the country’s OGP action plan. Credit: Presidencia de las República de Colombia
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