open government - Freddy Mariñez Navarro (38 pages)
characterized by openness of all government information to all citizens to fulfill a fundamental
political right. Today that openness should focus, so that certain processes, procedures, and
specific social sectors to improve and benefit from transparency.
The targeted transparency is a response to the need for specific benefits information and to
demand greater order in the information provided by the government. This type of transparency
requires the government to standardize and publish specific information, seeking to solve a
specific social problem, and stimulate market mechanisms to achieve a specific social benefit.
Targeted transparency policies imply that: 1) the focus is on user information (their needs,
interests and abilities to understand information) and 2) are based on the needs, interests and
publishing capabilities of civil society organizations public and corporations. Thus, the main
objective is to influence the decision making ability of the users of the information (Fung,
Graham & Weil, 2007). In this definition it is argued is that an actor (usually the government)
tells another actor (a corporation, company etc.) To disclose information for a specific purpose
for people to use it. Thus is the state that ultimately decides the legitimacy and credibility of the
provision of information. The targeted transparency then be characterized by mandatory public
disclosure, aimed at corporations or other private or public organizations, information
standardized, comparable and fractionated, with emphasis on specific products or practices and a
clear public purpose.
This new approach leads to new teaching schemes raise transparency, given today transformation
processes in information technology teaching techniques would be focused on the achievement
of competencies, skills and knowledge different.
Didactic approaches to the study of transparency in the Open Government
Sectorial Approach (Targeted Transparency)
The case studies serve to describe a real
situation in which a decision must be made
public (Kennedy School of Government,
Harvard, Case Program, "Learning by Case
Focus on mechanisms, systems and procedures
that allow access to information in different areas
and sectors of government.
Results in the short term or medium term, and
specific impact on critical sectors.