Open Government in El Salvador



This innovative Project consists of the development and implementation of three applications created by young adults during the first Hackathon of Open Government, which took place during July of the current year. The applications will promote the empowerment of the citizenry and Government accountability, thus fomenting transparency.

The proposal, presented by the Citizen Participation, Transparency and Anti-Corruption Secretariat of El Salvador, was selected out of 30 ideas coming from 17 countries, in the Call for Innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean launched from the UNDP Innovation Facility in the Regional Centre for Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Secretariat will receive seed funding to develop applications like Gob Score, through which the Executive can be measured in relation to the actions of open government, the quantity of complaints that they receive, and citizen participation. This application can be broadened to evaluate the institutional performance in themes such as accountability.

Another application, called “Camino a la U” (“Road to U”) allows the population, especially the youth, to obtain information regarding the authorized degrees that they can study, options of study based on results from aptitude tests and information on scholarship access.

Infoútil 2.0 will work to improve mobile access of the Portal InfoÚtil, through which users will be able to Rank the available databases, request databases of interest, and make citizen complaints to the competent institutions..

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