Colombia has been immersed in a wave of protests and mobilizations that reject corruption, opacity, the misuse of public resources and, on the other hand, the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the above, trust and social cohesion have also been affected. For this reason, the Fourth National Action Plan for Open Government of Colombia has a State approach that includes executive entities at the national and local level, control bodies and the high courts to recover citizen confidence in public institutions.
The Open State Committee, with the support of the OGP Multi-Donor Trust Fund, designed the methodology for the construction process of this Fourth Action Plan in a consensual manner. First, the thematic areas were defined by a citizen consultation through a survey in which 806 citizens from 29 departments participated. Then, the problems and/or institutional proposals were identified to later generate the commitments. Finally, the commitments were drafted and adopted by the entities.
Monitoring and evaluation:
National platform for monitoring commitments (Click here)
Colombia Action Plan Review 2020-2022 - Independent Reporting Mechanism (Click here)
Main focus: open data and transparency
Total commitments: 15
Subnational commitments: Yes
Open parliament commitments: No
Open justice commitments: Yes
Caracterización del Plan
2. Open collaboration for easy and corruption-free procedures
Optimization and standardization of procedures in the environmental, health and taxes sectors based on the identification of gaps and possible risks of corruption.
3. Environmental Information System (SIAC)
Implement a SIAC management metamodel (Automation of operation processes), and establish a solution architecture for the single window for procedures and services from the environmental sector to the citizen, to promote environmental culture and citizen participation.
4. Transparency in public finances
Harmonization between platforms that manage the programming and disbursement of resources, investment and public contracting to achieve traceability of public resources; strengthen the spaces for informed participation and generate citizen skills for the management of information on public finances in cross-cutting policies.
5. Social control of investment projects "Regalías COVID-19"
Promote citizen participation; generate supplies for the Monitoring, Follow-up, Control and Evaluation System of the General Royalty System (SGR); feedback monitoring results; update the registry of social actors and organizations; facilitate dialogue and interaction between various actors; contribute to compliance with the principles of transparency and the fight against corruption; move towards digital participation.
6. Open Data Platform - Open Bidding Bank of the Mayor's Office of Palmira
Design and implement an open platform for viewing and downloading data in order to promote citizen participation in the investment of the resources of the Municipality of Palmira.
7. Active Transparency Strategy of the Yumbo Mayor's Office
Build a co-created IT solution to guarantee the use of open data; improve the website of the Mayor's Office; opening and permanent use of open data; improve the institutional supply of procedures.
8. Democratization of local development. Open Government of the Mayor's Office of Bogota
Develop a strategy for the democratization of local development with collective intelligence through ICT support, prioritization, implementation and citizen monitoring of 50% of the resources of the Local Development Funds.
9. Open Government Strategy of the Mayor's Office of Cali
Design and implement the initial phase of the open government strategy in Cali to solve problems related to public procurement, environment and gender.
10. Follow-up to the Departmental Development Plan of the Governor's Office of Boyacá
Implement a Public System of analysis, follow-up and cross-control of the Departmental Development Plan.
11. School of Open Government and Valle del Cauca dialogues of the Governor's Office of Valle del Cauca
Implement the School of Open Government and the Valle del Cauca dialogues to promote the effective incidence of citizens in the public management of the Government of Valle del Cauca.
12. Active transparency and open data of the department of Valle del Cauca (Governor's Office of Valle del Cauca)
Design and implement an open data strategy to allow co-creation exercises and improve the quality and quantity of the information published on the website.
13. Women in access to public information of the Office of the Attorney General of the Nation
Include the gender perspective, specifically the equality of women, in the strategy of access to public information of the Office of the Attorney General of the Nation.
14. Transparency and accountability in the Council of State
Develop and implement technological tools that deliver strategic and focused information to citizens in order to promote spaces for informed dialogue in the exercise of the mission of the Council of State.
15. Digital transformation for procedures of the Constitutional Court
Carry out a digital transformation of the Constitutional Court to strengthen access to information, transparency in management and citizen participation.