Initiative aims to develop “4th National Action Plan for Open Government”
Public Policy
12 June 2018

Initiative aims to develop “4th National Action Plan for Open Government”

FGV’s Department of Public Policy Analysis (FGV DAPP) participated in an event held by the Office of the Federal Controller General (CGU) to develop the “4th National Action Plan for Open Government”, on May 6.

FGV’s Department of Public Policy Analysis (FGV DAPP) participated in an event held by the Office of the Federal Controller General (CGU) to develop the “4th National Action Plan for Open Government”, on May 6. Researcher Wagner Oliveira, who worked on developing the Open Data Index, released in May by DAPP in partnership with OKBr, joined the workshop titled “Open Data Ecosystem”. The purpose of the co-creation panel is to foster an environment that promotes the use of open data in Brazil.

In this first stage of the workshops, experts from the government and civil society have analyzed the current scenario related to the topic. Then they built the desired scenario and later identified bottlenecks. Finally, they selected three main challenges. One will be defined as “the most relevant by society” after a public consultation, and addressed through a commitment to be outlined in the second co-creation workshop.

The debate in the workshop joined by DAPP brought up issues such as the need to create a permanent articulate network between data providers and consumers, the importance of creating standards to disclose open data replicable across state and municipal levels, and creating mechanisms to raise awareness among managers and society regarding the importance of this agenda, reviewing the positive economic impacts that an Open Data policy can generate.

The “4th Brazilian Action Plan” is being drafted based on a methodology that allows discussing challenges and establishing commitments with experts from the government and civil society on each topic, through an Open Government Partnership (OGP).