In the city of Veracruz, Mexico, the City Council implemented an open source platform that originated in the city of Buenos Aires. In this post, the team from Veracruz recounts their learning from adapting the tool to their local needs during implementation. Veracruz Obras has become yet another open-source digital tool for the Veracruz City Council that contributes to … [Read more...] about How Veracruz replicated the platform that opens public works
We can say that open government refer to practices and governmental models centered on principles of openness and transparency for the benefit of the citizens and devised by them. Among other things, it also entails the opening of information between government entities in such a way that citizens do not have to provide personal information twice, but rather it is stored in a common database available to all these entities.
This tag brings together all the articles in Abierto al Público on open government, including lessons learned, implementation strategies, tools, resources and other relevant information.
Have you ever started looking for software or a digital tool to strengthen a project? Or have you thought about hiring the development of a new tool to solve a challenge? If so, the new code.iadb.org can help you. The IDB launched the Code for Development initiative in early 2017 precisely to serve teams that seek to incorporate software into their responses to the challenges … [Read more...] about How to make the most of the IDB’s Code for Development platform
BA Obras is an open government platform which visualizes more than 900 public works in the city of Buenos Aires in a simple and interactive way. This tool, created by the Ministry of Urban Development, Transportation, and International Relations, enhances transparency and accountability by allowing all city residents to access to updated information on public works. The … [Read more...] about Meet BA Obras: an open platform for monitoring public works
Abierto al Público interviewed Carlos Iglesias, the senior research manager for Open Data at the World Wide Web Foundation. The WWWF produces the Open Data Barometer, a leading source of analysis on the status of open data around the world. We asked him about this year´s new edition to get some insights related to Latin America and leadership in open data. What’s new in this … [Read more...] about How do open data leaders stack up? A look at the Open Data Barometer, Leaders Edition
Corruption remains a serious development challenge for Latin America and the Caribbean. For instance, according to a 2016 survey by Ipsos Public Affairs titled, “What Worries the World”, in Mexico, corruption is the second-most pressing concern for citizens, behind violent crime. Facing this context, in an effort to identify innovative ways to promote transparency and combat … [Read more...] about Three ways crowdsourcing is being used to demand government transparency