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Website National Portal
Region Americas
Sub-Region South America
Income * Upper middle income
Income Value 7,020
USD, GNI per capita
Population 46,444,798
E-Government Development Index 0.6237
Rank 57 of 193
E-Participation Index 0.7627
Rank 27 of 193
* Income data refer to World Bank classification

Fishbowl government

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.


E-Government (2016 EGDI: 0.6237)
2016 Rank 57
2014 Rank 50
Change +7
E-Participation (2016 EPART: 0.7627)
2016 Rank 27
2014 Rank 11
Change +16

E-Government Development Index

EGDI Rank 2016 2014 2012 2010 2008 2005
Colombia 57 50 43 31 52 54

E-Participation Index

EPART Rank 2016 2014 2012 2010 2008 2005
Colombia 27 11 11 26 25 12

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