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OGP Networking Mechanism-Webinar Series Introducing the Fiscal Openness Working Group (FOWG) Tuesday, July 30, 2013 08:00-09:30 AM EST (12:00 GMT)

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1 OGP Networking Mechanism-Webinar Series Introducing the Fiscal Openness Working Group (FOWG) Tuesday, July 30, :00-09:30 AM EST (12:00 GMT)

2 SPENDING in Brazil TRANSPARENCY BUDGETSPENDING

3 WhyTRANSPARENCY Allows Understanding government actions and decisions Accountability Discussion Participate and produce

4 benefitsTRANSPARENCY Results in Better spending Better laws Reduced corruption More and better citizen participation More transparency

5 What isTRANSPARENCY Information that people can Access Comprehend Use free, no-barriers, assitive adequate language, support timely, relevant, open

6 What isTRANSPARENCY Information that people can Access Comprehend Use free, no-barriers, assitive adequate language, support timely, relevant, open

7 in BrazilFiscal TRANSPARENCY Making information available Transparency pages SIOP SIGA Brasil Tesouro.fazenda.gov.br Dados.gov.br Transparency Portal

8 Transparency Portal – Spending Revenue Public servants Assets Payment documents Procurement Debarred organizations Trending topics Daily updates visitors in June 2013 PortalTRANSPARENCY

9 PortalTRANSPARENCY Making information comprehensible

10 in BrazilFiscal TRANSPARENCY Making information comprehensible “Budget for everyone” Clarify concepts Relevant information Tools Glossary, FAQs, manuals Education: Social control, access to information, budgeting, procurement and contracts

11 PortalTRANSPARENCY Making information usable

12 PortalTRANSPARENCY Making information usable

13 in BrazilFiscal TRANSPARENCY Behind the scenes Initiative and persistance Legal framework Effort on education and needs Dialogue and partnerships

14 Partners in TRANSPARENCY A Global issue, a global goal GIFT Pushing for a strong transparency agenda in all countries Open Government Partnership Pushing for concrete and ambitious commitments

15 Brazil’s TRANSPARENCY Plan I Access to information law implementation Requests about economy/finance: (13%) More information on the Transparency Portal More social benefits available Contracts and agreements system in open data Suppliers Catalogue in open data commitments for the OGP

16 Brazil’s TRANSPARENCY Plan II Building an ontology for budget data Publish all budget in high quality open data standards Rebuiliding the Transparency Portal commitments for the OGP

17 Brazil’s TRANSPARENCY Transparency Portal Better usability Better data quality Better education instruments Create a transparency hub for information in all federal government  pushing forward the connection between budget and action commitments for the OGP

18 cguoficial Otavio Castro Neves General Coordinator for Open Government and Transaprency Office of the Comptroller General - Brazil cguonline

19 Q & A We will be receiving questions or comments via public chat room

20 A Global Multi-Stakeholder Action Network July 2013

21 The GIFT Value Proposition 21 This multi-stakeholder action-network will contribute to significant improvements in fiscal transparency, engagement, and accountability in the world by advancing incentives, norms, technical assistance and new technologies.

22 GIFT High-Level Theory of Change 22 Connected and Vibrant global-to- local multi- stakeholder action network Improved norms, incentives, technical assistance, use of technologies More transparent, participatory and accountable fiscal processes worldwide Better service delivery for citizens Reduced poverty and inequity Sustainable Human Development Financial and Macro- Economic Stability Efficient and effective use of resources

23 23 GIFT Strategic Model The modus operandi Action agenda…looking for high leverage and scaled impact over time, with sequencing from potential early victories to more ambitious opportunities and outcomes Mutual recognition, collaborative engagement and sufficient consensus among stakeholders to determine priority outcomes and action agendas over time Support structures and processes that remain nimble and adaptive to seize emergent opportunities while optimizing transparency and inclusiveness Collective monitoring, learning, assessment and course-correction for efficiency and effectiveness The work streams 1.Aligning Incentives 1.Advancing Global Norms/Guidance 1.Technical Assistance & Capacity Building 1.Harnessing New Technologies

24 IBP Greenpeace, FUNDAR Mexico, Center for Public Integrity - Mozambique, The ONE Campaign IBP Greenpeace, FUNDAR Mexico, Center for Public Integrity - Mozambique, The ONE Campaign Hewlett Ford Foundation Omidyar DfID Hewlett Ford Foundation Omidyar DfID GIFT Stewards Red type indicates Lead Steward World Bank IMF OECD IFAC Brazil (MP) Philippines(DBM) USA (Treasury/State) Governments International Institutions Funders/ foundations Civil society organizations

25 GIFT Stewardship/Stakeholder Action-Network Approach 25 GIFT Stewards Group Legislators IPU Auditors INTOSAI OGP Partner Govts Financial Sector G20 UN Other Actors

26 GIFT – What Has Not Been 26 A Standard-Holding Body An Implementing Agency A Direct Capacity-Building Organization

27 Gift Early Wins 27 Global Political Agenda Setting – UNGA Resolution, G20, OECD, ICGFM Global Norms Development – HLPs, EHLPs, Participation, Contribution to IMF Code Revision, PEFA, OBI Engagement and Building of Social Capital Among Key Stakeholders - Govts, IGOs, CSOs, Funders, Professionals Framework and Action Agenda for Strengthening Incentives OGP-GIFT Working Group on Fiscal Openness

28 GIFT Action Agenda 28 Global agenda-setting and profile-raising in key fora Institutionalization of HLPs, contributions to coherence across standards and assessments with increased focus on good practices – UNGA Resolution Process Led by Brazil/Philippines Further development and agreement of norms/guidance (expanded HLPs) and in gap areas (legislatures, participation, open data, etc.) Specific activities/tactics to strengthen incentives such as engaging the private sector and strengthening links between aid and fiscal transparency, new technologies and fiscal transparency. Technical assistance/capacity building and harnessing new technologies working groups Global Political Agenda Setting (OGP, G20, INTOSAI, IPU, EITI, ICGFM, WEF, etc.) Involvement of committed and action-oriented governments to demonstrate progress and share good practices.

29 GIFT Deliverables Fiscal transparency prioritized on the global political agenda Popular version and promotion of HLPs Research on public participation in fiscal decision-making Further developed norms on public participation Normative guidance on legislative oversight good practices Crisp analytic framework on incentives Initiation of work to strengthen 2-3 priority incentive levers Broader and deeper engagement of key stakeholders (Governments, INTOSAI, IPU, private sector, etc.) Strategic priorities, action agenda framework, network governance and support structure, and resources for next three years of GIFT.

30 GIFT Structures/Resources 30 Limited expansion of multi-stakeholder stewardship group based on deep commitment to value proposition, principles, working approach, collaborative action agenda Engagement of other key stakeholders through action agenda – working groups, targeted opportunities, etc. Nimble coordination and technical support team (including in- kind support from Stewards) Multi-stakeholder resource mobilization (funds/in-kind), including $500,000+ initial seed funding from Hewlett Foundation and Metanoia, and $750,000 a year for next three years from WB *determine “expansion phase for ”governance and support structure by August of 2013 *“swing funds” to respond to windows of opportunity that warrant quick multi-stakeholder action

31 Gift Funding/In-Kind Resources 31 International Budget Partnership World Bank International Monetary Fund Government of Brazil Hewlett Foundation Omidyar Network Metanoia Fund

32 Q & A We will be receiving questions or comments via public chat room

33 Fiscal Openness Working Group FOWG July 2013

34 FOWG Overview 34 Opportunity for OGP Member Countries that have or will make additional or new commitments in the area of fiscal openness (FO). Over forty countries in the OGP have committed themselves to specific commitments on fiscal openness in a range of areas. The FOWG will be jointly coordinated by the OGP Support Unit and the multi-stakeholder Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency (GIFT).

35 FOWG Objectives 35 Provide a platform for peer to peer sharing and learning among OGP members on FO, Offer OGP members efficient and coordinated access to good practices, tools, assessments, and technical expertise on FO, Support OGP governments to implement their FO commitments, and develop even more ambitious FO goals and good practices including perhaps common/shared goals, Motivate additional governments to become champions and models of FO.


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