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Colombia uses its national portal to engage stakeholders in decision-making as part of its fishbowl government policy to practice transparency at all levels. The fishbowl approach embodies efforts to enhance access to information, provide services online, encourage citizen participation in policy-making and pursue anti-corruption strategies, all in the name of good government.
An online public consultation site—known as the “urna de cristal”—combined with ongoing coverage of current affairs, use of social media and publication of open data across ministries make the Colombian transparency initiative a standout in the region. The fishbowl policy is an integral part of the National Development Plan 2010–2014, intended to promote prosperity for all through the eight pillars of economic growth, regional development, equal opportunity, innovation, peace consolidation, environmental sustainability, good government and international relevance.