The Transparency is a quality and an obligation of an entity regulated by the General Act of Transparency and Access to Public Information (General Act) to put at people’s disposal the information about the activities such entity performs and the use of the public resources.
Article 6 of the Constitution is amended with the addition of the phrase: “The right to information shall be guaranteed by the State”.
The first Federal Act of Transparency and Access to Public Government Information is enacted.
The first Institute of Public Information Access is created with exclusive powers over the federal sphere.
Article 6 of the Constitution is amended, providing a minimal information basis to guarantee the right to access to information in Mexico.
Mexico, together with other eight countries, founded the Open Government Partnership.
IFAI becomes an Autonomous Constitutional Body: National Institute for Transparency, Access to Information and Personal Data Protection (INAI).
INAI extends its scope to all government powers and levels and heads the National Transparency System (SNT)
The Guidelines to determine the dialogues and publication of public interest information, as well as to issue and assess the proactive transparency policies, issued by the National Transparency System, are published in the Official Gazette of the Federation.
Institutional efforts and in the framework of the SNT.
The Open Government Guide is issued in collaboration with SFP.
The 2018 edition of the Open Government Guide is issued in collaboration with the SFP.
Proactive transparency is a set of activities promoting the identification, generation, publication, and diffusion of information, additional to the information determined as mandatory by the General Act, allowing the generation of useful public knowledge with a clear purpose focused on the needs of determined and determinable sectors of the society. 1
Proactive transparency is useful for:
The Guidelines to determine the catalogs and publication of public interest information, as well as to issue and assess proactive transparency policies were issued by the National Transparency System (SNT), 2. Their goal is to set the guiding principles for regulated entities to publish public interest information in a proactive manner. In deciding what information shall be published in a proactive manner, the identification proceedings shall be set, considering the following objectives 3:
The information identified above will produce useful knowledge to meet the needs of the target population. The generation of proactive information shall include the following steps 4:
Considering the agreements made between the Institute and the Minister of Public Administration (SFP), derived from the publication of the “Agreement to issue the General Provisions on the subjects of Archives and Open Government regulating the Federal Public Administration and its Single Exhibit” (General Provisions), the General Head Office of Open Government and Transparency (DGGAT) hold different meetings with the Unit of Open Government and International Cooperation Policies (UPAGCI) of SFP with the purposes of unifying perspectives and points of view regarding open government and proactive transparency to consolidate a standardized tool. From this collaboration, the second edition of the Government Guide was developed in order to comply with the General Provisions.
1 Agreement of the National Council of the National Transparency System, Access to the Public Information and Personal Data Protection, through which the Guidelines to determine the catalogs and publication of the public interest information are approved.
2 Agreement published on April 15, 2016 in the Official Gazette of the Federation, consult it in: http://www.dof.gob.mx/DOFmobile/nota_detalle_popup.php?codigo=5433279.
Modification agreement, consult it in: http://www.dof.gob.mx/nota_detalle.php?codigo=5513940&fecha=21/02/2018
3 Exhibit 1 of the Guidelines to determine the catalogs and publication of public interest information; as well as to issue and assess proactive transparency policies.