Panama

Second National Open Government Action Plan 2015-2017

The Second National Open Government Action Plan 2015-2017 is the result of an open and participatory process that consisted of a series of meetings involving 21 public institutions, 12 civil society members among non-governmental organizations, the private sector, universities and the media. These meetings were also attended by 2 members of the Alliance for Open Government. It was convened by the National Authority for Transparency and Access to Information in January 2015. As a result of the working groups, 15 commitments were agreed on by civil society. The National Authority for Transparency and Access to Information added another 5 commitments, which were endorsed by representatives from civil society as part of its responsibility to increase transparency and accountability of the government.

Institutional design

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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?

Formalization
only backed by a governmental program or policy 
Frequency
single
Mode of selection of participants
both 
Type of participants
Citizens Civil Society  
Decisiveness
Democratic innovation yields a non-binding decision  
Co-Governance
yes 

Means


  • Deliberation
  • Direct Voting
  • E-Participation
  • Citizen Representation

Ends


  • Accountability
  • Responsiveness
  • Rule of Law
  • Political Inclusion
  • Social Equality

Policy cycle

Agenda setting
Formulation and decision-making
Implementation
Policy Evaluation

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