Ethics and Integrity reports on 4th Open Government Action Plan

The General Directorate of Ethics and Government Integrity (DGEIG) presented the Single Transparency Portal and the implementation of integrity system instruments in municipalities, as achievements of the 4th Open Government Action Plan.

The National Institute of Public Administration (INAP) created the Virtual School of Transparency for public servants. While the Ministry of Education established a section in the transparency division for the accountability of districts, regional and educational centers.

Milagros Ortiz Bosch pointed out during the event that since the arrival of President Luis Abinader to the Government, they have been working to recover the confidence of the people in the institutions, in this sense, she highlighted the importance of having the integration and participation of the citizens for the conformation of this forum.

The former vice president took the opportunity to highlight that the Dominican Republic was the Latin American country that most improved its score in terms of actions implemented to detect, punish and prevent corruption, going from a 3.25, in 2020, to a 4.38 this year, according to the Capacity to Combat Corruption (CCC) 2021 report.

“We are, from the exercise of the right to information, the entity that organizes and regulates the instruments that guarantee that exercise for the benefit of citizens and obliges the government to deliver the information,” Ortiz Bosch expressed.

The next steps for the co-creation of the 5th Action Plan and the conformation of the multi-stakeholder forum will be addressed with topics of common interest, such as health, environment, anti-corruption, disability, human rights, public procurement, local development, among others.

According to the Open Government Partnership (OGP), the multi-stakeholder forum is a structured environment designed to maximize participation and cooperation between government and civil society.

These new commitments will be co-created from public consultations developed in two stages, aimed at creating collaborative instances in conjunction with the public sector, the private sector and civil society. This was explained by the executive director of the DIGEIG, Berenice Barinas.

“Starting next week we will have a registry on the Dominican Republic Open Government portal so that all civil society stakeholders who want to be part of the multi-stakeholder forum can register in an open and participatory manner,” assured Barinas.

The event concluded with the launch of the new identity of the Open Government initiative in the Dominican Republic, a design that represents the principles of OGP and the commitment of the Dominican Government, where only by acting as a team, society and government.

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