Transparency means show citizens how public resources are managed, but also why public policies are adopted and what are its results. It is compulsory to publish accountability of government actions and how they have used the always limited public resources but now civil society requires legible, accurate and real-time information.
Transparency in the area of public administration has become a key to improve the health of democratic institutions, but also acts as a lever for economic growth and financial sustainability. It implies the opening of all government affairs for citizens to be aware of them and able to take part with solvency in decisions concerning them.
Law 19/2013, December 9th, Transparency, Access to Public Information and Good Governance, aims to expand and strengthen transparency in public, regular activity and guarantee the right of access to information relating to that activity and establish good governance obligations to be met by public officials.
International Transparency Indicators
Transparency International (TI) is a non-governmental organization devoted to combating worldwide corruption. It brings together civil society, private sector and governments in a vast global coalition.
Internationally, the TI movement’s main objective is to promote values in the global system of transparency and accountability as publicly recognized standards.
In this aspect, Transparency International Spain, Spanish chapter of Transparency International, has been developing and publishing, in recent years, the following indexes of Transparency, in order to assess the level of transparency of public institutions:
- Transparency Index of the Cities Councils (ITA)
- Transparency Index of the Provincial Deputations (INDIP)
- Transparency Index of the Autonomous Communities (INCAU)
- Transparency Index of Parliaments (IPAR)
OGoov Features – Transparency
From indicators of Transparency International Spain and regulated by the Transparency Law, our platform can generate a tree structure to display every Transparency Indicator and offer, to those organizations that do not have one, an own Transparency Portal. A simple but comprehensive solution to satisfy standars and improve its assessment within a ranking published by Spain TI solution.
TI Indicators Generation
The platform can automatically generate a tree structure of TI indicators, depending on the type of organization. The entire tree of indicators for the organization is obtained with little effort. Then you just add documents or links related to the degree of compliance of each indicator.
Your own indicators
An organization may choose to use their own indicators, not defined by TI. For instance you may create indicators derived from the Prototype Ordinance of Transparency, Access to Information and Reuse of the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP).
Display both types of indicators
The platform allows to show in separate tabs TI and own indicators, if necessary.
Optional evaluation of TI indicators
Optional evaluation indicators TI is allowed. Then you can graphically show the compliance or not of each of them.
Right of access to public information
Law 19/2013 on Transparency, access to information and good governance, establishes the right of all people to access public information on the terms provided in the Constitution Article 105.b). Our platform offers a simple and straightforward channel for citizens to exercise this right from the portal.