Location Igarapé, MG
Grantee 2017
Attended areas Human Rights and Civic Engagement

Fiscalize Agora

Orienting the Public to Accompany and Monitor the Country’s Political Activities

Two important laws for Brazilian democracy were created in recent years: the Lei Complementar No. 131 of May 27, 2009, which defines the obligation of public management entities to grant open access to all the activities realized with public funds, and Lei No. 12.527 of November 18, 2011, which regulates access to information, stating that public bodies have the obligation to disclose information of public interest, regardless of requests.

FiscalizeAgora.org is a monitoring tool which allows citizens to be aware of, analyze and evaluate public expenditures in a simple and objective way, consolidating information about public agencies throughout Brazil under a single portal. The project aims to spark interest and arm citizens for greater awareness and effective civic engagement.

With support from BrazilFoundation, the project aims to

• Make available and share the FiscalizeAgora.org portal;
• Increase the number of daily hits on the portal;
• Promote civic monitoring;
• Improve the quality of government-provided data in transparency portals.

Impact

Sharing public spending information from the three political spheres
Improving access to information
Increasing awareness and civic engagement

“Citizens are the most capable to assess whether spending has been truly effective or not.” – Equipe Fiscalize Agora

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