Archivo de la etiqueta: Perú

The usefulness of the asset declarations; a challenge for the Peruvian State.

Javier Casas

Lawyer and member of @sumaciudadana

The idea that public policies are essentially, if not exclusively, State matters is deeply anchored in the consciousness of Peruvian civil servants. Citizen participation in public policies has always been a misunderstood matter by policy makers and the administration. Civil servants do not have a clear idea about what citizen participation is, and how they could handle it to improve their work. In the anti-corruption field this is a problem with dramatic consequences, if we summarize what happened during the last 25 years regarding the lack of transparency of the asset declarations that designated officials must send by law to the Comptroller Office. Sigue leyendo

COMUNICADO: Perú debe respetar su compromiso de impulsar el gobierno abierto

Four years of Peruvian OGP: everything continues being the same.

Javier Casas[1]

In the last four years, no relevant change in the Peruvian public management has occurred due to participation in the global Open Government Partnership[2]   (OGP). The partnership was expected to bring improvements in the process to make policy, to help achieve the predicted results more efficiently, and to help apply the changes in a sustainable manner. Nothing has been verified with the OGP and the major challenge continues to improve the quality of public management. Sigue leyendo

The standard of citizen participation in the Peruvian OGP action plans

Javier Casas

lawyer. Former OGP – Independent Report Mechanism national researcher in Peru. Suma Ciudadana. @javiercasas

Citizen participation is one of the four principles of the global Open Government Partnership (OGP). The other three are transparency, accountability and technology. When Peru decided in 2011 to sign the partnership, this decision was assumed by all the experts as a “second breath” for the transparency in the country, understood in a broad and comprehensive manner. Why was everybody wrong? Sigue leyendo

El nuevo plan de acción de gobierno abierto de Perú, contado en tres actos

Javier Casas

Abogado especializado en libertades informativas. Suma Ciudadana. @javiercasas


PRIMER ACTO: En donde un ciudadano pretende acceder a información que supone pública por haber leído en algún lugar que la elaboración del plan de acción de Gobierno Abierto es un proceso participativo.
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Gobierno abierto: un plan para un Estado disfuncional

Javier Casas

Abogado. Investigador local del Mecanismo de Reporte Independiente 2011-2013 de la Alianza para el Gobierno Abierto. Suma Ciudadana. @javiercasas

El Perú solicitó en 2011 ser incorporado a la Alianza para el Gobierno Abierto (AGA) que promueven el presidente de los Estados Unidos y la presidenta de Brasil. Una decisión que supuso para los entendidos una suerte de nuevo aliento hacia la modernización de la gestión pública, dado que esta iniciativa global busca que los países suscriptores se comprometan a llevar a cabo planes bianuales destinados a generar cambios importantes en cuatro campos: la transparencia, la participación ciudadana, la integridad pública y el gobierno electrónico. Pero hasta la fecha no hay evidencias confiables de mejora. ¿Es posible revertir esto? veamos. Sigue leyendo

USA – Peru: A Comparison of Citizens’ Right to Access Information

Mariela Goett Samamé*

Master’s Candidate in Public Policy at the University of Maryland

Enacted in 1966 by the American President Lyndon B. Johnson, The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) was intended to provide U.S. citizens with the right to information by allowing them to access government records. Over the years, the extent of FOIA’s reach waxed and waned. The 1976 Sunshine Act, which was intended to bring greater transparency in the US government, applied several exemptions to the kinds of government records that citizens could access under FOIA. In 1982, President Ronald Reagan issued an executive order allowing federal agencies to withhold information relating to national security. During the Clinton era, FOIA’s applicability expanded to cover previously withheld information regarding national security. In addition, the Electronic Freedom of Information Act of 1996 required that all agencies are required to make certain types of records created after 1996 available electronically. In recent years, FOIA has been modified to allow citizen access to information regarding the Security and Exchange Commission. Sigue leyendo