In Rosario, Governor Miguel Lifschitz participated in the presentation of the results of a study called "Scan Report", developed by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), on the Open Government of Santa Fe, which facilitates transparency, participation and access to public information for citizens.
The survey, where the scope and advantages of having this tool were measured, included a work with members of the provincial government, local governments and civil society organizations.
"We are committed to continuing on this path, strengthening democracy, the role of citizenship, civil society organizations, and building a state that has a greater degree of legitimacy before the citizens. This can only be done by opening, generating participation and doing account reviews," said the governor.
"We have taken decisive steps in this matter and that is reflected in this report. Thanks to the OECD for choosing Santa Fe and for giving us, with its prestige, the assurance that what we are doing is on the right track," Lifschitz said.
The Deputy Head of THE OECD Division of Governance and Partnership Studies, Alessandro Bellantoni, was in charge of giving details of the study, and mentioned Santa Fe as a "pioneer" government in "open government" policies.
"Our report shows the right path taken by Santa Fe and points out what the incoming government could do to sustain these reforms," Bellantoni summed up.
Meanwhile, the Secretary of Foreign Affairs, María Julia Reyna, and the Undersecretary of Public Innovation, Diego Gismondi, indicated: “The objective of the report is to improve and strengthen the levels of participation, and enrich the quality of public policies."
Reyna stated: “The report is also an analytical exercise aimed to recognize how far we have come, and point out the challenges that still remain, not only to avoid going backwards, but to give higher institutional quality to public policies, for an integrated, inclusive and citizen-engaged development."
The activity was carried out at the Government’s seat in Rosario. The Ministers of Infrastructure and Transport, José Garibay; of Production, Alicia Ciciliani; and Environment, Jacinto Speranza; deputies Clara García, and Gabriel Real, and Cabinet Coordinator Juan Carlos Zabalza, among others took part of the meeting.