PIDES Social Innovation´s team visited Tepic various times to learn about their context, government and citizen´s priorities and local leading actors.Our main contact was the Municipal Developmnet Insitute (IMPLAN) who had the faculties, energy and commitment to drive an open government forward. In our initial evaluation and diagnostic phase, we met with the Mayor, the directors of more than 20 government entities, civil society leaders, the Nayarit Business Council, the Citizen Consultative Council, univeristies and other main stakeholders. We held a worskhop with 150 public officials to learn directly from their perspectives and proposals. We held open discussions with 80 selected civil society leaders to learn from their experiences, expectations and ideas.
This exploratory phase allowed us to assist IMPLAN and the Mayor in the development of a strategic ation plan to create a more transparent, accountable and responsive administration through open government principles and citizen engagement mechanisms.
We had the pleasure to acompany TEPIC in the creation of their Citizen Advisory Council that institutionalizes citizen participation for policy development and implementation. The process adapted best practices of transparency and inclusiveness, becoming a national best case study for its procedures and international starndards for openess.
The open government strategy includes policies, government encounters and the implementation of thematic case studies among other actions that is making Tepic an important player in the open government field. You can learn more about these in the additional tabs.