Fiscal Openness Working Group
Open Government Partnership
Open Government Partnership (OGP) was launched in 2011 to provide an international platform for domestic reformers committed to making their governments more open, accountable, and responsive to citizens. Since then, OGP has grown from 8 countries to the 66 participating countries. In all of these countries, government and civil society are working together to develop and implement ambitious open government reforms.
In this context, the OGP-Fiscal Openness Working Group, which is coordinated by GIFT, was created with the aim of supporting and promoting the implementation of budget and fiscal transparency commitments made by OGP governments. To this date, countries have agreed to implement 360 fiscal openness commitments that go from making fiscal information accessible to any activities that involve public participation in policy development or implementation.
The FOWG objectives are:
Provide a platform for peer to peer sharing and learning among OGP members on fiscal openness;
Offer OGP members efficient and coordinated access to international good practices, tools, norms, assessments, and technical expertise on fiscal openness;
Support OGP members to implement their fiscal openness commitments, and develop even more ambitious fiscal openness goals and good practices including perhaps common/shared goals;
Motivate additional governments to become champions and models of fiscal openness.
GIFT Comments on OGP National Action Plan’s Drafts
Materials used during the GIFT’s Sessions at the OGP Global Summit. Paris, France . December 8, 2016.
• Paraguay Fiscal Transparency. Fernando Sosa.
• Performance, transparence et participation au niveau local. Ministère des Affaires Locales et de l’Environnement, Tunisienne.
• Public Participation in Fiscal Policy in the Philippines. Rolando U. Toledo.
• Gobierno de cercanía: una revolución permanente en Uruguay. Álvaro García.
Materials used during the Fiscal Transparency Portals Workshop, GIFT - Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Indonesia. Jakarta, Indonesia. September 13-14, 2016.
• Dialogue for a Friendly and Meaningful Outcome. Juan Pablo Guerrero.
• We decided to spice it up… Lorena Rivero del Paso.
• Opening Remark Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Indonesia.
• Consultation with potencial users Lorena Rivero del Paso.
• Brazilian Transparency Portal Eduardo Paiva.
• Public Participation in Fiscal Policy Principles, Mechanisms and Country Practices. Juan Pablo Guerrero.
• The Open Fiscal Data Package. Victoria Vlad.
• DG Budget Report Prior. Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Indonesia.
• Open Fiscal Data Package in Mexico. Lorena Rivero del Paso.
• Fiscal transparency in Uruguay: next steps and challenges. Diego Gonnet.
• Open Budgeting – Transparency and Public Participation. Zukiswa Kota.
• How to communicate budget. Tarick Gracida.
• Soft-Launching Portal Data APBN Mr. Mardiasmo, Indonesia’s Vice Finance Minister.
• Fiscal Transparency Platform Vietnam.
• Budget Portal Data – Indonesian’s Budget Transparency Wawan Sunarjo.
• #FiscalTransparency – Paraguay 2018 Rafael Palau.
Materials used during the Fiscal Transparency Commitments in OGP’S National Action Plans Workshop - GIFT General Stewards Meeting. Washington D.C. June 20-21, 2016.
• Fiscal Transparency Commitments in OGP National Action Plans. Juan Pablo Guerrero
• Public Participation in Fiscal Policy Principles & Mechanisms. Juan Pablo Guerrero
• Guide to the Principles of Public Participation in Fiscal Policy. Olivia Radics & Tania Sanchez
• Open Government Partnership Mexico’s Fiscal Transparency Commitments. Lorena Rivero del Paso
• Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Indonesia. Mardiasmo – Vice Minister of Finance
• Public Participation. Vidal Llerenas Morales
• Fiscal Transparency – Ministry of Finance of Georgia. Natia Gulua
• Open Budgeting, transparency and public participation – South Africa. National Treasury: Raquel Ferreira and Public Service Accountability Monitor: Zukiswa Kota
• Transparency in Paraguay. Lea Gimenez
• Fiscal Transparency Commitments in OGP’s National Action Plans & GIFT General Stewards Meeting – Institute of National Affairs & Department of Treasury – Papua New Guinea. Paul Barker & Peter mondoro
• Fiscal Transparency in Mongolia – Ministry of Finance. Lea Gimenez
• Group 3 – Linking fiscal transparency initiatives to transactional data. Greg Linden, Dr. Mardiasmo, Natia Gulua, Vidal Llerenas, Keith Mclean, Peter Mondoro, Darga, Ganbat and Zukiswa Kota
• Propuesta de temas a priorizar – Ciidh, Guatemala Mario Celada
• Talking points – Moldova. Adrian Lupusor, Executive Director, Expert-Grup
Materials used during the FOWG session - OGP Americas Regional Meeting. Montevideo, Uruguay. Jun 1, 2016.
• Principios y mecanismos de la participación pública en la política fiscal. Juan Pablo Guerrero
Materials used during the FOWG session and workshop - OGP African Regional Meeting. Cape Town, South Africa. May 4-6, 2016.
• Fiscal Openness Working Group Workshop – OGP Regional African Meeting. Juan Pablo Guerrero
• Open Budgeting – Transparency and Public Participation. National Treasury, Republic of South Africa. Michael Sachs, Kay Brown and Albert van Zyl
• Fiscal Transparency Commitments – OGP. Hazel F.
• Workshop Summary – Cape Town.
Materials used during the Fiscal Transparency Portal Implementation Strategy and Open Data Learning Tour, SHCP - GIFT. Mexico City. April 4-6, 2016.
• Transparencia fiscal, participación ciudadana y rendición de cuentas. Juan Pablo Guerrero.
• Evolution of Mexico’s Fiscal Transparency Portal. Lorena Rivero del Paso.
• Interactive Platforms, Sources of Information and Functionality. Aura Martínez Oriol.
• General Operation of the Fiscal Transparency Portal. Margarita Roldán.
• Transparencia Fiscal – Paraguay 2016. Jorge Galeano.
• Fiscal Transparency Narrative: Design and Citizen Language. Alicia Gómez Reyes.
• How to communicate budget? Tarick Gracida.
• Modelos de Colaboración en Diferentes Áreas de Negocio. Julio César Franco Dorantes.
• What is Open Spending? – OKFN Cecile LE GUEN.
• What is open data? international perspectives – World Bank. Eduardo Andrés Estrada.
• Tips and Tricks on how to create a successful Open Data initiative. Ania Calderón.
• Open Fiscal Data Package. Juan Pablo Guerrero.
Materials used during the Advisory Group Meeting Open Fiscal Data Package GIFT - World Bank - Open Knowledge. Washington, D.C. December 15, 2015.
• Exploring new frontiers in fiscal openness – BOOST. Massimo Mastruzzi.
• Fiscal Data Package Review & Next Steps – OKFN. Cecile LE GUEN.
• GIFT / Fiscal Data Package – Iteration 3 – OKFN. Paul Walsh.
Materials used during the Public Participation Seminar - GIFT Stewards Meeting. Washington, D.C. December 1-2, 2015.
• GIFT General Stewards Meeting and Public Participation Seminar. Hazel Feigenblatt and Olivia Radics.
• Citizens and non-state actors should have the right and effective opportunities to participate directly in public debate and discussion over the design and implementation of fiscal policies. Brian Wampler.
• PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN FISCAL POLICY: Approval of GIFT Principles and Next Steps, Day 1. (PPT presentation) Murray Petrie.
• An International Initiative on Fiscal Transparency, Participation & Accountability. Juan Pablo Guerrero & Murray Petrie.
• Comparative study of public participatory experiences. Vanessa Macedo.
• The Impacts of Fiscal Openness: A Review of the Evidence. Paolo de Renzio and Joachim Wehner.
• OGP Action plans due in June 2016. Abhinav Bahl.
• Transparency in Mexican Federal Revenues. Héctor J. Villarreal, CIEP.
Materials used during the Fiscal Openness Working Group - Mexico Workshop - OGP Global Summit. Mexico City, 29-30 October 2015.
• An International Instrument on Fiscal Transparency, Participation & Accountability (PPT presentation)
• New Frontiers in Fiscal Openness: Open Fiscal Data and Participation – Massimo Mastruzzi / BOOST (PPT presentation)
• Fiscal Openness Working Group Open Government Parternship Summit Mexico City Workshop – Juan Pablo Guerrero / GIFT (PPT presentation)
• Governments & Civil Society Collaboration in Fiscal Transparency Portals – Lorena Rivero del Paso / Mexico’s Ministry of Finance (PPT presentation)
• Education Reform program platform – Aura Martínez Oriol / Mexico’s Ministry of Finance (PPT presentation)
• Marcela Guerrero Campos / Republic of Costa Rica’s Representative (PPT presentation)
• Working towards better fiscal information: the case of the Mexican Budget Transparency Portal – Diego de la Mora / FUNDAR (PPT presentation)
• ￼Fiscal Transparency and Open Government in Paraguay – Sebastián Codas / Secretaría Técnica de Planificación del Desarrollo Económico y Social
• ￼Public participation in designing a Budget Data Specification – Cecile Le Guen / OKFN
• PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN FISCAL POLICY: Draft GIFT Principles – Murray Petrie / GIFT (PPT presentation)
Materials used during the Fiscal Openness Working Group - Asia Pacific Workshop. Manila, Republic of the Philippines, 17-18 September 2015.
• Fiscal Openness Working Group Open Government Parternship Asia Pacfic Workshop. Juan Pablo Guerrero, September 2015.
• Inaugural welcome words. Juan Pablo Guerrero, GIFT’s Network Director.
• FOWG-OGP, On Access to Budget Information & Fiscal Transparency Portals. Juan Pablo Guerrero, September 2015.
• Opening Government Towards Greater Progress (PPT). Florencio “Butch” B. Abad, Secretary – Department of Budget and Management.
• Opening Government Towards Greater Progress (Word). Florencio “Butch” B. Abad, Secretary – Department of Budget and Management.
• PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN FISCAL POLICY: Draft GIFT Principles. Murray Petrie.
• Citizen Participation Strengthening Public Fiscal Management. Maxine Tanya M. Hamada, DBM.
• Assessing Public Participation In Fiscal Policy. Sabah_Rashid.
• Fiscal Risk Disclosure Philippine Country Experience. Dominick E. Mariano – Bureau of the Treasury Department of Finance.
• Fiscal transparency in Mongolia. Ministry of Finance Mongolia.
• Challenges in Fiscal Transparency and Other Barriers to Budget Accountability. Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism.
• Practices and Opportunities for Fiscal Transparency & Budget Openness in Vietnam. Center for Development and Integration.
• Challenge on Fiscal Transparency. Widya Kartika, Seknas Fitra.
• OBS / Broader PFM Reform in Myanmar – Update from civil society perspective. David Allan, Spectrum.
• Indonesian’s Budget Reform & Transparency. Ministry of Finance
Republic of Indonesia.
• Cambodia. Nay Kim, Development Issues Program Manager/NGOF.
• Welcome Remarks from the IBP. Vivek Ramkumar.
• Open Budget Survey 2015: What does it say about budget transparency in India?. Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability.
• Budget Transparency in Cambodia. General Secretariat of Steering Committee of PFMRP.
• Open Budget Survey 2015. IBP.
Consult the FOWG background papers
• GIFT OGP Mapping Country commitments to HLPs Third draft – 29 July 2013
Materials of the Brasilia Technical Visit
• GIFT Brasilia Technical Visit Evaluation by participants.
• La Transparencia Presupuestaria en República Dominicana By Dirección General de Presupuesto – Ministerio de Hacienda de República Dominicana.
• Hacia una Red de Operación Común del Sistema de Gestión Pública en Paraguay By Gobierno Nacional de Paraguay – Secretaría Técnica de Planificación del Desarrollo Económico y Social.
• GIFT Gobierno Abierto y Datos Abiertos By CEAMSO.
• Portal da Transparência: gestão de conteúdo By Controladoria-Geral da União – Secretário de Transparência e Prevenção da Corrupção.
• Escola Virtual SOF e a Transparência Fiscal By Ministério do Planejamento, Brasil.
• GIFT Brasilia agenda (16 March 2015).
• GIFT Brasilia Technical Visit Minutes (30 March 2015).
Public Participation Consultations
• SAI Gift workshop minutes (13 May 15).
• SAI Public Participation notes (30 April 15).
• Korea’s Experiences of Participatory Auditing By Board of Audit and Inspection.
• SAI GIFT Public Participation Invititation (23 April 15).
• Grant Report GIFT (2015).
• IMF Draft Fiscal Transparency Principles Pillar IV. Resource Revenue Management By United Nations Environment Programme.
• IMF-Gift Agenda Workshop (19 April 15).
GIFT – Fiscal Openness to End Poverty – Open Forum
THE BEST PRACTICE LIST- THE WINNERS
October 9, 2015
The Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency is proud to announce the best practices selected from the Fiscal Openness to End Poverty Open Forum:
• A bottom-up budgeting system implemented at the national level in the Philippines (Department of Budget and Management of the Philippines)
• Budget monitoring and social participation/Thematic budget (Instituto de Estudos Socioeconomicos, Brazil)
• Education reform program in Mexico (Secretary of Public Education and Secretary of the Treasury, Mexican Federal Government)
• Fiscal budget transparency in local governments in Cameroon (National Community Driven Development Program/Ministry of Economy, Planning and Regional Development, International Association of French Speaking Mayors, AfroLeadership)
• Aids on budgets (Publish What you Fund, DFiD, CABRI et.al.)
Twenty-one projects were received and accepted for participation in the competition. The quality of the proposals was outstanding and it was very hard for the evaluation team to select the best ones. Experts on public finance, access to information and public participation were in the evaluation committee (evaluations of the projects are accessible upon request at firstname.lastname@example.org)
In the end, given the high quality of the proposals, GIFT is very pleased to announce that FIVE practices, instead of THREE, will be awarded. CONGRATULATIONS!
Representatives from the organizations that submitted the selected practices will be invited to present their projects at the Fiscal Openness Working Group workshop that will take place during the Open Government Partnership Global Summit in Mexico City, on October 29th and 30th, 2015. GIFT will cover expenses, including airfare, lodging and a fixed travel allowance, for one representative from each of the winning organizations.
The best practices will also be documented, including video interviews and communication materials, to be disseminated worldwide through the GIFT network and network alliances.
Congratulations to all the participants for their amazing, innovative and path-breaking projects. GIFT will keep in touch with them to explore the possibility of further collaboration.
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