Action Plan

Design:

The Fifth Action Plan of Uruguay will be the first plan in the country that will contain initiatives of Open Parliament, Open Justice, Central Administration bodies and Departmental Governments. The commitments cover the strengthening of transparency and accountability in various topics: public procurement, health management and policies, benefits delivered to the business sector, use of Artificial Intelligence in the State and environmental policies. 

For the co-creation process of the plan, people belonging to different groups of the population in situations of greater vulnerability and inequality participated: people with disabilities, older adults, people of African descent and women. Their participation seeks to collect and mainstream their contributions and perspectives in different initiatives. In total, 497 people participated in the process, in addition to 153 different institutions and organizations.

Monitoring and evaluation:

National platform for monitoring commitments (Click here)

Uruguay Action Plan Review 2021-2024 - Independent Reporting Mechanism (Click here)

Commitments

Multifocal approach: natural resources, open data, gender, Open State, among others.

Total commitments: 29
Subnational commitments: Yes

Open parliament commitments: Yes
Open justice commitments: Yes

1.1. Citizen participation in the design of standard specifications for public procurement

Design and institutionalize public consultation processes to enable citizen participation in the design of standard specifications of general application with the objective of receiving contributions prior to their adoption as a regulatory instrument through the Digital Citizen Participation Platform.

1.2. Strengthening of the opening, visualization and download of public procurement data

Incorporate relevant information on the purchasing system, such as the application of preferential regimes for the development of suppliers or demand planning carried out by the executing units of the State; incorporate improvements for the download of information by users and new visualization alternatives that combine different dimensions of the acquisition process.

1.4. Transparency and accountability regarding health management, policies and programs

Expand the availability of public information on the operation of the national health system and the health resources available in the territory (infrastructure and human resources); create an Observatory on the implementation of the 2030 National Health Goals.

1.7. How to understand public budgets - Budget Literacy Actions

Design and implement budget literacy actions aimed at promoting effective access to information by citizens on this matter and strengthening budget transparency; promote the inclusion of the theme and the use of the Budget Transparency Portal by the different types of users in different sectors of the public sphere.

1.8. Strengthen audit and accountability for compliance with the Law on Access to Public Information

Develop a policy for the implementation and integration of 100% of the obligated subjects to the National Index of Transparency and Access to Information (INTAI); implement a plan to strengthen transparency in the departmental governments and municipalities, which allows achieving the integration of all the subjects obliged to the index.

1.9. Open Data Strategy for the 2021-2024 period

Implement the strategy promoting 5 lines of action: promote the opening of data from the design in the different spheres and levels of government; strengthen the national ecosystem; update the frame of reference; create the first inventory of Metadata on data held by the State; promote and support openness processes on issues related to gender, anti-corruption, environment, climate change, health, parliament, justice, among others.

2.2. Strengthening spaces for citizen participation and the use of digital tools in public policies on aging and old age

Integrate the use of digital citizen participation tools to strengthen the participation of civil society organizations linked to the issue of aging and old age in institutionalized areas such as the Advisory Council of the National Institute for the Elderly (Inmayores), in terms of incidence in the design, implementation and evaluation of public policies in this matter.

2.3. Observatory for monitoring the implementation of affirmative actions for people of African descent

Create an observatory for the follow-up and monitoring of the implementation of affirmative actions aimed at the Afro-descendant population; promote guidelines and implement actions to improve the production and availability of information that integrates the ethnic-racial variable by public institutions.

2.6. Domestic and gender violence: access to open data

Expand the publication of open data on domestic and gender violence; develop a visualization panel to facilitate the understanding and interpretation of the data.

2.8. Promotion and strengthening of Digital Citizen Participation

Strengthen a digital citizen participation policy, promoting digital inclusion, the use by public institutions of the Digital Citizen Participation Platform or other digital tools and incorporating good practices in participatory processes; Investigate the factors that generate the gaps for citizen participation in digital environments, considering dimensions such as gender, generations, ethnic rationality, territoriality, disability, among others, which allow strengthening the strategy.

3.2. More circular Uruguay Observatory: National Waste Plan

Create a more circular Uruguay Observatory: National Waste Plan that allows monitoring of progress, and makes available data and information linked to monitoring indicators of the Plan, initiatives to promote recycling and the circular economy, information by type of waste and recovery route, among other key information.

3.4. Portal Santa Lucía, a tool for the territorial management of the river basin

Design and implement a digital participation platform that allows carrying out and managing the process of the elaboration of the National Program for Territorial Planning and Sustainable Development of the Santa Lucía river basin and its integrated management; develop a portal that complements the solution and allows access to information, having a direct channel for complaints, and incorporating monitoring and accountability components.

4.5. Canelones: observatory, inter-institutional information, open municipalities and guide to social resources

Create an observatory of strategy and public policy of the Municipality of Canelones with the publication of open data and georeferencing; design and implement an inter-institutional information system that facilitates citizen interaction and participation; strengthen the policy of open municipalities; create and put into operation a platform that facilitates access to public information on the social resources available in the department, including georeferencing of care services for women victims of Gender-Based Violence, spaces and services for older adults, people with disabilities, scholarships and educational programs, among others.