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Open Government in Latin America

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Latin American governments have embarked upon substantial open government reforms in recent years. Working with the Open Government Partnership (OGP), progress has been made. The OECD - as an official multilateral partner organisation of the OGP - has conducted a regional stocktaking exercise of open government strategies and practices. Its main findings are reflected in this report, allowing Latin American countries to compare and benchmark against good international practice.

 

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Open government policies and initiatives in Colombia

This chapter analyses open government policies and initiatives in the Republic of Colombia. It first discusses the extensive legal framework for open government in Colombia highlighting in particular the new Law on Transparency and Access to Information and the new Anti-Corruption Statute. It then introduces the main institutions involved in open government policy making, implementation and evaluation and discusses the government’s main open government policy achievements including the Anti-Corruption Observatory, the Economic Tranparency Portal and the National system to evaluate public management results (SINERGIA) that is advanced by OECD standards. Finally, the chapter presents specific recommendations to help the country sustain the progress achieved and address the remaining challenges. Recommendations include to enhance the focus on the implementation of the legal framework particularly the new Law on Transparency and Access to Information and to improve open government communication by involving the media.

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