Portal de Transparencia Presupuestaria

Details of the organization
Ministry of Finance and Pubic Credit
  • The organization has a strategy for coordinating WSIS Implementation at the national level: Yes
  • The organization has a national e-strategy: Yes

Information about the project
Portal de Transparencia Presupuestaria
We live surrounded by products of governmental interventions: major infrastructure developments (like highways, public schools and hospitals), subsidized goods and services, and many others... Nonetheless, we tend to think that the money invested is always insufficient, and rarely think about whether and how the outcomes of those investments are measured. These, paired with a systemic debunking of trust in institutions, render the gap between citizens and governments almost unbreachable. With that in mind, the Mexican Fiscal Transparency Policy makes publicly available and easily understandable data to access information and knowledge about the whole budget cycle. Its main tool is the Fiscal Transparency Portal (PTP) which uses open data, comprehensible language and interactive tools to make information accessible and provide knowledge about programs, infrastructure projects, performance indicators, sub-national governmental spending, contracting processes, and external evaluations. The PTP is based on the goal effective access, since information exists in one platform and is built to bring about context, it provides users with comprehensive, actionable knowledge, instead of mere access to public data. Furthermore, it generates a new relationship between citizenry and its government, on the basis of constant interaction, speaking the same language. We believe that providing context to the data (including visual context) and incentivizing use of the information of how a government spends people's money and how it impacts their daily lives is key to an informed, closer interaction between the people and their government, and therefore to "Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels".
National implementation: Mexico
Ongoing from 01/06/2011 to 31/12/2017

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