The Second Action Plan of Ecuador carries out its vision of an Open and participatory State, with a focus on human rights, interculturality, the environment and gender.
The plan's co-creation process had 5 stages: thematic and territorial mapping of actors; reception of citizen proposals; analysis and evaluation of proposals; selection of commitments; and formalization of PAGA II and accountability. To support the plan's co-creation process, the country participated in a virtual course on open government dictated by ILPES-ECLAC, which included as a final project a proposal that could be considered within the commitments of the Second PAGA. In general, 1,260 people participated in the plan's co-creation process, of which 692 were male, 559 female; 4 non-binary and 5 pointing as other.
Monitoring and evaluation:
National Platform for monitoring commitments (Click here)
Latest report of the Independent Reporting Mechanism (no information)
Transversal approaches: human rights; interculturality; environment; gender.
Total commitments: 15
Subnational commitments: Yes
Open parliament commitments: Yes
Open justice commitments: Yes
Caracterización del Plan
1. Open Justice - Making information transparent to combat corruption
Create a single portal for open data and judicial statistics that has consolidated information and that responds to citizen demands.
2. Promoting political transparency
Co-create a strategy to make information about political organizations, electoral processes, resolutions and decisions of electoral institutions transparent.
3. Strengthening citizen participation and accountability control of public institutions
Creation of a citizen training school that trains the population and encourages their participation in the evaluation of public management; create a citizen observatory for the population to monitor the implementation of public policies and the accountability of public institutions.
4. Building more and better legislative information in Ecuador
Promote a participatory, inclusive and horizontal process to define a new catalog of legislative information; strengthen the mechanisms to disseminate information not only on the management of the National Assembly, but also on opportunities for citizen participation and oversight of legislative work.
5. Strengthening municipal GADs in open government and public innovation
Strengthen technical and resource capacities in municipal GADs (Decentralized Autonomous Governments) to implement open government and public innovation strategies at the national level.
6. National Transparency Portal
Co-create a technological solution to unify and improve the reporting, monitoring and visualization of active and passive transparency, as well as the promotion of second generation transparency (focused and collaborative) in the framework of the 4th industrial revolution and open government, with civil society actors and academia.
7. Co-creation of a policy and a territorial fund for innovation and opportunities for digital transformation through GovTECH ecosystems
Influence the development and territorial planning plans of the Provincial Governments to include specific policies, funds and projects that promote the modernization and innovation of public services and create opportunities for local economic development, through the implementation of GovTECH ecosystems.
8. Open budget: strengthening transparency, accessibility and citizen participation in the stages of the budget cycle
Co-create and implement a roadmap based on international standards and good practices for fiscal transparency, participation and openness of data related to the stages of the State budget cycle; design and develop a budget transparency portal that includes training components and spaces for participation related to the state budget.
9. Promoting transparency regarding final beneficiaries
Co-create and implement a roadmap based on international standards to strengthen the integrity, transparency and levels of openness of information of the final beneficiaries in Ecuador.
10. Implementation of the Fisheries Transparency Initiative in Ecuador (FiTI)
Implement the FiTI to comply with publishing fishing information and help the sustainability of fishing, increase accountability and reduce the risk of bad practices occurring in the sector.
11. Collaborative construction of the National Strategy for Integrity in Public Procurement
Build in an inclusive and collaborative manner the National Strategy for Integrity in Public Procurement to aim towards open contracting, focused on the prevention of corruption, optimizing value for public money and promoting greater market opportunities based on free competition.
12. Model of governance and democratization of environmental information and water resources, for the ecological transition
Co-create a regulatory policy that clearly and precisely establishes the management model for environmental statistical and geographic information and water resources. This will offer a substantive basis to standardize and guarantee that the data and information are timely, reliable, and of high quality, which will promote the interaction and interconnection of actors, necessary and vital for efficient decision-making.
13. E-participate / Strengthening digital citizen participation
Issue a citizen participation and involvement policy that promotes the use of a digital citizen participation platform by public institutions, implemented through non-reimbursable international cooperation and other sources of financing.
14. Co-creation of a national policy for the digital transformation of the health sector, with a focus on achieving universal health coverage
Build a national policy for the digital transformation of the health sector that articulates the efforts of the public, private, academic, and civil society sectors, in order to strengthen universal health coverage in Ecuador.
15. Co-creation of the national policy for open science and strategic research
Work on a national open science policy, taking UNESCO recommendations as a reference; raise awareness in the academic/scientific community about the principles of open science; promote participatory roundtables for the co-creation of politics; generate lines of research in the field of open science in the country and the region; consolidate an active community of researchers, academics/scientists interested in open science.