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Wednesday, October 28

3:00pm CST

Consolidation of the National Transparency System: A New Paradigm for Open Institutions
This panel will present Mexico's National Transparency System emphasizing the subnational level involving governors, representives from the civil society and the national autonomous agency, INAI.

Wednesday October 28, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm CST
Palacio de Minería

4:00pm CST

Fiscal Openness Working Group
Members of the Fiscal Openness Working Group (FOWG) will share with the audience an update about their fiscal transparency commitments; special attention will be devoted to the engagements that involve public participation. IBP will provide an update of the main findings of the Open Budget Survey 2015. GIFT will provide an update about the peer learning and technical support it has been providing, particularly: analysis of the fiscal transparency commitments at OGP, the open fiscal data package and the public participation principles.

Wednesday October 28, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm CST
Palacio de Minería
Thursday, October 29

9:00am CST

Public Policy to Combat Corruption: the Challenges faced by the National Anti-Corruption System
This session wil disciuss the premises that led to the creation of the Mexican National Anti-Corruption Sytem and its objectives, policy and institutional and challenges in the current political context.

Thursday October 29, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am CST
Palacio de Minería

11:00am CST

Governments & Civil Society Collaboration in Fiscal Transparency Portals
Representatives from governments and civil society groups will discuss the role of dialogue between the supply and the demand sides of fiscal information, focusing on how to create and improve official websites that publish and disseminate fiscal information. The discussion will address peer-to-peer learning and south-south collaboration, making reference to recent exchanges between Brazil and six Latin American countries, as well as Indonesia and South Africa. Participants will present experiences, opportunities and challenges in using websites to disclose budget information and address specific user demands.

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Lorena Rivero del Paso

General Director of Performance Monitoring and Information Analysis, Ministry of Finance and Public Credit of Mexico

Thursday October 29, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm CST
Palacio de Minería

2:00pm CST

Access to Information and Improved Policing: Results of a Multi-Country Study and Other OGP Efforts
This moderated roundtable discussion among five government and civil society experts will feature heavy audience participation. Panelists representing different governments will talk about implementation of OGP commitments in policing information collection, management and sharing. The session will present results of the first phase of a multi-country study (involving Brazil, India, Mexico, South Africa, and the UK) examining access to information concerning policing of assemblies. The moderator will then host a discussion about proactive disclosure requirements as well as the study's findings regarding benefits and challenges to police of sharing and disclosing information.

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Sandra Coliver

Senior Managing Legal Officer, Open Society Justice Initiative
I am working to support litigation and law reform to strengthen and defend the rights to freedom of association and assembly in parts of Latin America, Europe and Africa; build support for, and use of, the Principles on Protest and Right to Information, including by working with networks... Read More →

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Gregory Michener

Professor - Director Transparency Program, FGV-EBAPE / Transparency Audit Network
Professor of Policy and Politics at FGV-EBAPE, Rio de Janeiro, Director of FGV's Public Transparency Program and of the Open Society Foundation-supported Transparency Audit Network. New paper I wrote on ATI (FOI) in Latin America: http://goo.gl/jxGRpO
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Dante Preisser

Head of the Government Openness Unit, México's Attorney General's Office
Mexican lawyer. I'm in charge of the open government policy at the Office of the Attorney General in Mexico, a complex job that I greatly enjoy.

Thursday October 29, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Palacio de Minería

4:00pm CST

Access to Information as a Critical Link to Fulfilling National OGP Commitments
Access to information (ATI) is a fundamental right and a critical element for participation, voice, and accountability. It is crucial in addressing the most pressing social needs, solving public problems, improving the effectiveness of government institutions, and allowing citizens to help set priorities and monitor government action. Increasing transparency and access to information is at the core of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) values and principles; and passage of ATI legislation is included as one of the four main eligibility criteria for joining the OGP. While many OGP countries have developed national actions plans which include a series of commitments related to areas such as improved service delivery, fiscal transparency, asset disclosure, e-government, infrastructure, improved public service, in some cases, the country national action plans do not include specific commitments for continued advancement of the right of access to information or the ATI obligations that have been made are not effectively connected to other OGP commitments.

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Paulina Bustos Arellano

Codeando México
Operations Program Manager at Codeando México (Code for Mexico) a non-profit organization that deploys civic hacking communities in order to solve social problems with technology.---
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Laura Neuman

Director of the Global Access to Information Program, Carter Center
Laura Neuman is director of the Global Access to Information Program. She directs and implements Carter Center transparency and good governance programming, including projects in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Ms. Neuman developed the innovative access to information implementation... Read More →
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Jordi Romeu-Granados

Researcher - PhD Candidate, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Head of Legal Services at Vinaròs City Council. Comunitat Valenciana, Spain. Researcher at Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset. Madrid, Spain. Researcher at Grupo de Pesquisa sobre Controle Social do Gasto Público da UNESP and at Grupo de Pesquisa Administração... Read More →

Thursday October 29, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm CST
Palacio de Minería

4:00pm CST

How can Open Contracting Impact Development?
Governments spend over US $9.5 trillion every single year through contracts. Yet, in many countries, this information is unavailable for public scrutiny. This high level policy dialogue will focus on showing how Open Contracting can make all public contracting truly public, and how it is contributing and can have further incidence on governments’ development agendas and on the everyday lives of citizens around the world.

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Eduardo Bohórquez

Director, Transparencia Mexicana
Licenciado en Ciencia Política y Administración Pública por la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) y Maestro en Estudios del Desarrollo por la Universidad de Cambridge, Inglaterra.Se desempeñó como Consejero de la Secretaría de Desarrollo Social y de la Secretaría... Read More →

Thursday October 29, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm CST
Palacio de Minería

4:00pm CST

Social Impact Bonds, Public-Private Partnerships and other Mechanisms to Improve Transparency and Accountability
The aim of the session focuses on raising awareness among participants on the importance of the new instruments in the public sector to promote transparency and managing for results. In this set of instruments to promote RBM (Pay for Success) are Public-Private Partnerships, Social Impact Bonds, among others. In each of these strategies underlies the concept of transparency and open government.

Thursday October 29, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm CST
Palacio de Minería