Panama 2020

Enhancing Citizen Engagement, Access to Information and Open Government Practices within the National Assembly

International Republican Institute (IRI)

$250,000

To strengthen the National Assembly (NA)’s compliance withPANAMA’s citizen participation and access to information obligations, the institute will train NA provincial Offices and Departments on existing laws, norms and tools for engagement and convene NA staff and constituents to discuss priorities. To support this effort, the institute will build the capacity of provincial civil society organizations (CSOs) to monitor and advocate for improved compliance and inform citizens on the importance of citizen participation and access to information.