Publications | ELLA
24
Feb
2015
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Open Cities: The Case of Montevideo

The city of Montevideo was the first city in Latin America to set up an Open Data policy. This work analyses the emergence an evolution of Montevideo's open data policy as well as the early uses of data by civil society, private entrepreneurs and the state itself.

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26
Jan
2015
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

City of Buenos Aires Open Government Data Initiative

This document aims to provide an overview of the Open Government Data initiative in the City of Buenos Aires. This research is part of a broader initiative on Open Government Data policies in local governments in 3 important cities in the Southern Cone of Latin America: Buenos Aires, Montevideo and Sao Paulo.

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22
Jan
2015
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Encouraging Parents' Engagement in Public Education Reform

Against the backdrop of striking teachers shutting down transportation and blocking airports, Mexican legislators are being hailed for approving a set of powerful laws on national education reform.

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12
Dec
2014
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Measuring Open Data’s Impact of Brazilian National and Sub-national Budget Transparency Websites and its Impacts on People’s Rights

This exploratory research from the Brazilian Institute for Socioeconomic Studies is designed to contribute to increasing knowledge about open data in Brazil. The research is divided into two stages, namely, a quantitative and a qualitative stage.

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27
Nov
2014
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Winds of Change: The Progress of Open Government Policymaking in Latin America and the Caribbean

This paper from the IDB includes a detailed analysis of the progress of open government strategies within Latin America and the Caribbean, based on an in-depth review of the action plans of 14 of the 15 current Open Government Partnership (OGP) members in the region.

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30
Oct
2014
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Emerging Impacts in Open Data in the Judiciary Branches in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay

This study from CIPPEC compares the availability, accessibility, sustainability, re-usability and relevance of a number of different kinds of judiciary data in three Latin American countries, including budget allocations, performance statistics, court rulings, selection and removal of magistrates, and hiring and personnel details.

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11
Aug
2014
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

The "State-of-the-Art" of State-Owned Enterprises in Brazil

Forming part of a wider study on the Hidden Corners of Public Finance, this case study examines what information on state-owned enterprises in Brazil is publicly available, and what oversight mechanisms are in place, to assess the transparency and accountability of public spending in this area.

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1
Jul
2014
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Can States Continue to Govern the New Citizenry Using Old Paradigms?: The Political Challenges of Open Government in Latin America and the Caribbean

This discussion paper from the Inter-American Development Bank analyses the political challenges that the Open Government model poses, while also evaluating the incentives, obstacles and opportunities that the Open Government agenda in Latin America and the Caribbean will have to tackle if it is to be feasible and successful.

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19
Jun
2014
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Transparency of Tax Expenditure Reporting in Mexico

Forming part of a wider study on the Hidden Corners of Public Finance, this case study from the International Budget Partnership looks at the state of tax expenditures in Mexico.

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16
May
2013
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Mexico: A Moment of Opportunity - Increasing Transparency and Accountability in the Extractive Industries

Mexico’s oil and mining sectors are highly significant sources of economic development for the country with profound impact on the daily lives of the nation’s people. It is therefore crucial to have timely, comprehensive information that allows citizens to hold the government and companies accountable.

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21
Mar
2013
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Implementing Right to Information: A Case Study of Mexico

In June 2002, President Vicente Fox (2000-06) signed a landmark transparency bill into law. The adoption of the Access to Public Information and Transparency Law (Transparency Law) was a distinctive moment in Mexican politics.

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8
Feb
2013
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Brazil: No Easy Miracle - Increasing Transparency and Accountability in the Extractive Industries

The future of many resource-rich countries no longer rests mainly on foreign aid but on the extent and effective use of the country’s own resources and how they use them. For that to occur, a focused and concrete approach to improve governance and accountability is critical.

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2
Jan
2013
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Open Government and Targeted Transparency: Trends and Challenges for Latin America and the Caribbean

Led by IDB's Institutional Capacity of the State Division (IFD/ICS), this publication presents a conceptual framework and collects different experiences and lessons learned in the design and implementation of targeted transparency and open government policies in LAC.

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16
Jul
2012
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Parliamentary Power to the People: Analysing Online and Offline Strategies in Latin America

With their ability to shape a nation’s economic, social, and political future, national parliaments wield an incredible amount of power and influence over the citizens they represent. Yet in Latin America, public trust in the deliberative branch of government is alarmingly low.

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30
May
2012
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

A Practical Guide to Social Audit as a Participatory Tool to Strengthen Democratic Governance, Transparency and Accountability

This Practical Guide analyzes social auditing experiences around the world and extracts important lessons that intend to provide practical guidance to United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and other United Nations agencies officers, advisers, and partners, as well as development practitioners, donors and governments. It examines the required elements for the design and implementation of social audits, explains the enabling environment that make these exercises successful, and offers practical insights based on practices and experiences.

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10
May
2012
NON-ELLA PUBLICATION

Effectiveness of International Anticorruption Conventions on Domestic Policy Changes in Latin America

This study evaluates the effectiveness of Transparency International Latin America and Caribbean Department (TI-LAC) Conventions Program’s strategy. This strategy tries to generate a dynamic stimulus for the effective implementation of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption and the United Nations’ Convention against Corruption in the Americas.

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