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Guidelines for children and adolescent participation in the Colombian Institute of Family Welfare. 2014

This guideline is the result of process of research and query to different actors to facilitate participation of children, and adolescents in internal processes of the Colombian Institute of Family Welfare. The guideline contains specific material with different methodologies adapted to moments of the planning cycle, supervision, and evaluation of the entity, to promote participation of children, and adolescents intended for public servants of mission areas of the Institute.
ISBN: 978-958-98996-4-9
Derechos al dia
Guideline for the participation of children and adolescents in the territorial public administration. 2014

This guideline is the result of process of research and query to different institutional and social actors to facilitate participation of children, and adolescents in the territorial public administration. The guideline defines phases and activities to guarantee participation of children and adolescents in the municipal and departmental scope, according to definitions about participation of the Decree 936, 2013 that specifies composition and functions of the National System of Family Welfare.
ISBN: 978-958-98996-4-9
Derechos al dia
Updated Rights (Derechos al Dia in Spanish) - agenda 2013

The agenda "Updated Rights" presents a reflection on rights of the children in Colombia, from the point of view of children and adolescents of the 32 capital cities of the country participants of the Communication Incubator Project executed within the frame of the Cooperation agreement among the International Migration Organization and the Colombian Institute of Family Welfare and “Corporacion Accion Ciudadana AC-Colombia”. This agenda deals with promotion, protection, and recovery of rights, as well as with problems such as violence against children and adolescents and their families, illegal recruiting, consumption of psychoactive substances, adolescent pregnancy and child labor.
Pobreza y participacion politica en la regin andina
Poverty and Political Participation in the Andean Region 2011

This research, made under request of the Inter American Institute of Human Rights (IIDH in Spanish), looked into the relationship between poverty and political participation in countries of the Andean Region. The analysis is made around four axels:

a) People rights to define their own way of organization;

b) Right to elect and to be elected;

c) Right to participate in writing regulations and public policies along with public institutions representatives

d) d) Right to demand accountability reports from representatives of public institutions.

In addition, the research shows main trends of each axle and the recommendations to reinforce institutional and social initiatives and actions to deal with them from the perspective of strengthening the rights of people under poverty conditions. This research was published in the book "An approach to political participation from the dimension of poverty". Inter American Institute of Human Rights. San Jose de Costa Rica: IIDH, 2011, Chapter X
El osito cazador
The Little Bear and the Hunter - code of childhood and adolescence for children

With the intention of contributing to dissemination and promotion of Act 1098 of 2006, this publication spreads information among adolescents and their family environment. AC-Colombia edited this publishing with the support of the local City Hall of Teusaquillo.
Mas mujeres mas democracia
More women more democracy: a reading of the imaginary of the political participation and gender from electoral results in 5 departments of Colombia. Bogota D.C. 2007.

The election results of October 28, 2007 corroborated that there are reasons of institutional, individual, and cultural order that explain low voter turnout of women in Colombia. This publishing analyses electoral results of the departments of Boyaca, Cordoba, Meta, Risaralda, and Tolima, besides presenting citizen deliberation results which involved important groups of civil society, academy, activist of political parties, and media, among others, about perspectives of women participation in politics.
Promocion de la organizacion de niños y niñas
Promotion of organization of children. Thematic Tools for the construction and strengthening of the children organization 2013

This publishing relates techniques for the promotion of children leadership and children rights. This publishing was made within the frame of the project "Strengthening of the cultural local system through actions to circulate regulation of coexistence and essential rights" in the zone of Rafael Uribe Uribe in the city of Bogota.
Gestion escolar en Venezuela
Human Rights, citizen participation, and school administration in Venezuela.
Manual of the Facilitator. 1999


This Manual focuses the educative community to promote citizen participation, human rights, and to reinforce links of its members to improve educative administration. This publishing was made with participation of Social Group (CESAP in Spanish), Center of Reflection and Educative Planning (CERPE in Spanish), Faith and Joy, Net of Support for Justice and Peace, and the Committee of Human Rights in the autonomous municipality of Paez, Venezuela, the Inter American Net for Democracy (RID), Andes University and the Corporacion Accion Ciudadana AC-Colombia. Caracas 1999.
Culture, Peace, and Reconciliation
Semilleros de talentos Pro-integrarte 2011
Thinking about my future: Talent incubators Pro- Integrarte 2011

This publishing presents results of the community project for coexistence and reconciliation developed in the commune La Macarena, suburb el Carmen, city of Manizales. Phases of initiative Prointegrarte developed by the Foundation LUZ with the support of AC-Colombia 2011, are explained in this document.
Red Civil de atencion para los desplazados de la localidad Uribe Uribe
Economical, social, and cultural rights. Civil net to care for displaced population of the zone Uribe Uribe from Bogota D.C. Colombia. 2007

This publishing shows the experience developed in the zone of Rafael Uribe Uribe in the city of Bogota, about the creation of the Civil Net to care for the Displaced Population, training community processes, institutional offer for caring and promoting Economical, Social, and Cultural Rights.
Good Governance
Indice de acceso a la informacion presupuestal
Guidelines of Indicators of children and adolescent participation. 2014

This guideline offers to the actors of the National System of Family Welfare (SNBF in Spanish) a battery of indicators to measure actions developed in favor of the crystallization of the right of participation in children and adolescents in Colombia. The Guideline presents the analysis of the national and international regulatory frame, the analysis of qualitative categories that historically have built a notion of participation, the analysis of institutional offer in the frame of the competences conferred to institutions and/or agents of the National Systems of Family Welfare, the analysis of the Right to Participation from the point of view of the Law and the guiding principles of human rights, the analysis of some participative processes of children and adolescents as input to build categories of measurement and articulation of the proposal of indicators of the conceptual and methodological route suggested by the Inter American Institute of Children and the Adolescents and to the methodological and operative tools of the Unique System of Information of the Childhood.
ISBN: 978-958-98996-5-6
Indice de acceso a la informacion presupuestal
Access Index to the budgetary information (IAIP in Spanish) 2012: A tool to improve efficiency of public spending, access to information, and citizen control over territorial budget in Colombia.

The access index to budgetary information IAIP 2012 is a tool to measure accessibility to information on budget and developing plans, using institutional web sites of City Halls and Governor Offices in the 32 departments and capital cities of the country. With this research Corporacion Accion Ciudadana, AC-Colombia, wishes to contribute to improve public administration and to motivate governors and majors to include in their public agendas their function of accomplishing with the right of access to information through web sites, providing relevant and timely information on budgets.
ISBN 978-958-98996-2-5
Analisis comparativo del indice de presupuesto abierto 2006 y 2008
Better information, more development: A Comparative analysis of the open budget index 2006 and 2008. A promotion of the impact, supervision, and citizen control of the general budget in Colombia 2009.

The international Budget Project, IBP, has developed since 2005 a methodology known as Open Budget Index (IPA in Spanish, OBI in English) in order to define the degree of transparency and availability of information during the budgetary cycle. Based on results from OBI 2006 and 2008, AC-Colombia performs a first exercise of comparative analysis of results in Colombia in the Latin American context and proposes recommendations to promote democratization of the Colombian General Budget by means of citizen impact, supervision, and control.
ISBN: 978-958-98996-0-1
Manual guia para el control social presupuestario
Guideline for budgetary social control. Institutional action and social youth control on investment of health public resources.

This guide introduces the articulation methodology between institutional control and youth social control in order to promote and guarantee transparency in focusing health subsidies given by the Colombian State to poor and vulnerable population. This publishing was edited within the frame of the Program Transparency in America, financed by resources from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID in Spanish), Corporacion Accion Ciudadana de Colombia, AC-Colombia, America Partners (Companeros de las Americas in Spanish), Inter American Democracy Net (RID in Spanish), USAID.
ISBN 958-33-7752-X. Bogotá, D.C., 2005.
Citizens and fiscal control
Ciudadanía y control fiscal – agenda 2014
Citizens and Fiscal Control - agenda 2014

Citizens and Fiscal Control - agenda 2014 - It is a commemorative publishing that summarizes 18 years of experience of AC-Colombia in conceptualization and implementation of strategies for fiscal control strengthening through citizen participation and civil organizations as tools to improve public administration and the guaranty of constitutional rights.
Agenda nacional de rendicion de cuentas y participacion ciudadana
National Agenda of Accountability reports and citizen participation: A Shared Vision. 2012. Honduras.

This publishing documents the experience and the results of the citizen survey process made by the SAI of Honduras in the Project frame: "Strengthening of the Fiscal Control by means of improving citizen participation and SAIs abilities and competences", carried out by AC-Colombia and guided by OCCFES (Central America and Caribbean Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions), with World Bank resources. The national agenda of accountability reports and citizen participation involved several sectors of the civil society and public institutions of national and local level to build jointly a public agenda to promote citizen participation and to strengthen accountability report systems.
Guia para la rendicion de cuentas municipales a la ciudadania
Guideline for local accountability reports to citizens. 2012 - Honduras

This guide offers to municipalities and citizens of Honduras basic concepts about accountability reports and shows to local authorities, steps to implement the route to accountability reports. This publishing was carried out in the Project frame: “Strengthening of the Fiscal Control by means of improving citizen participation and SAIs abilities and competences”, executed by AC-Colombia and guided by OCCFES (Central America and Caribbean Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions), with World Bank resources.
Una experiencia de participacion ciudadana en el control institucional en colombia y honduras
Citizens and Fiscal Control: An experience of citizen participation on institutional control in Colombia and Honduras.

This publishing introduces a description of experiences of participation of citizens and civil organizations in institutional control developed by the SAI of Colombia and the SAI of Honduras from 2000 to 2009. The purpose of this publishing is to motivate reflection on ways and scopes of citizen participation in fiscal control from the perspective of transparency, accountability reports, access to information, and public sector responsibility.
ISBN: 978-958-98996-1-8.
Promocion de la participacion ciudadana y transparencia de la gestion publica en Honduras
Practical Guide. Promotion of the citizen participation and transparency of public administration in Honduras. 2005

This practical guide offers Honduran citizens opportunities to enrich their knowledge about the Honduras Republic so that their participation, as main actors of the building of a more democratic, responsible, committed, and cohesive society, will be implemented in an organized and efficient manner with impact on the consolidation of a constructive relationship, State – Citizen. It also builds a tool to facilitate dissemination of citizen denounces as essential instrument against corruption and to encourage transparency, to instructors and facilitators of the SAI of Honduras and community leaders. This publishing was sponsored within the frame of the project Economical and Financial Administration, component of institutional strengthening, by the World Bank and the Honduras SAI, Credit IDA-3414-HO.
Promocion de la participacion ciudadana en el tribunal superior de cuentas de Honduras
Informative Guideline. Promotion of citizen participation in SAI of Honduras. The first step toward a country with transparency. 2005

This informative guide looks for the diffusion of the institutional work of the SAI of Honduras and for the guiding of citizens on ways to bring a denounce about misappropriations in public administration with the intention to strengthen institutional administration of this SAI. This publishing was sponsored within the frame of the project Economical and Financial Administration, component of institutional strengthening by the World Bank and the Honduras SAI, Credit IDA-3414-HO.
Democratizacion de los mecanismos de supervision y control en America Latina
Democratization of supervision and control mechanisms in Latin America: a task that cannot be postponed. 2002

This publishing introduces an interpretation of the corruption phenomenon in public administration of Latin America in the frame of supervision and control systems, identifying their main limitations and challenges. It introduces some theoretical and practical elements and a democratization strategy of control and supervision mechanisms for public administration, Magazine Incertidumbre. Volume 1. Bogota. D.C. 2002