Civic technology promotes citizen participation to build
fair, inclusive, and sustainable societies

The civic technology ecosystem includes civil society organizations, civic hackers, citizen movements, social investors, technology companies, and leaders from the
government, universities, and the media, along with Red Conexiones Latinoamericanas de Innovación Política (Latin American Political Innovation Connection Network, or CLIP).

The use and promotion of civic technology contributes to a more inclusive, resident-focused municipal co-governance model and builds ecosystems rich in creativity and innovation, thanks to the diversity of leaders and perspectives. This strengthens political innovation and makes cities more sustainable and resilient.

• Promote the development of a civic technology and open data ecosystem that is a leader in citizen-oriented, municipal co-governance processes.
• Promote the development and use of inclusive civic technology.
• Strengthen transparency and accountability in municipal management.
• Bring technology and data to a greater number of sectors through collaboration.

• Develop business models that use open data and innovative technology.
• Use data and civic technology to bolster citizen participation.
• Foster transparency in municipal management using data journalism.
• Increase digital literacy to encourage advocacy using digital tools.
• Increase the efficiency, scale, and accessibility of technology and data-related processes and products.

Communities are more fair, inclusive, and sustainable, thanks to dialogue and co-governance between citizens and city officials.
Municipal rules regulate the use of technology and data.
Quality of life is improved thanks to civic technology and open data, which increase the quality of and access to public goods and services.