Open Parliament Action Plan
The first Open Parliament Action Plan was the result of a joint effort between the Governing Board of the Guatemalan Congress and the Alliance for an Open Congress in Guatemala (Span. ACAG), made up of several civil society organizations in charge of the monitoring and oversight of the legislative body. Following three guidelines: technological innovation, transparency, accountability and citizen participation. After a series of meetings of the organizations that make up the ACAG, and two working meetings with the Board of Directors of the Congress, five commitments were agreed upon that have the potential to improve the management of open data; in addition to creating e-citizen participation mechanisms between deputies and Guatemalan society.
Formalization: is the innovation embedded in the constitution or legislation, in an administrative act, or not formalized at all?
Frequency: how often does the innovation take place: only once, sporadically, or is it permanent or regular?
Mode of Selection of Participants: is the innovation open to all participants, access is restricted to some kind of condition, or both methods apply?
Type of participants: those who participate are individual citizens, civil society organizations, private stakeholders or a combination of those?
Decisiveness: does the innovation takes binding, non-binding or no decision at all?
Co-governance: is there involvement of the government in the process or not?
- only backed by a governmental program or policy
- Mode of selection of participants
- Type of participants
- Democratic innovation yields a binding decision