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Citizen Participation

Citizen participation in public management is the exercise of the constitutional right that all citizens, groups, or collectives have to intervene in the decision-making of entities that are part of the State. The Unit for Rural Land Planning, Land Adjustment, and Agricultural Uses (UPRA) offers various activities, mechanisms, and spaces that facilitate the exercise of citizen participation in needs assessment, institutional planning, citizen consultations, open collaboration and innovation, accountability, and social control.

This aspect of citizen participation aims to engage stakeholder groups in the collection and analysis of information to identify and explain the problems or needs that directly or indirectly affect them. This is achieved through the gathering of data, ideas, facts, experiences, etc., which enable the characterization of the addressed situation.

Participatory planning is a mechanism that enables civil society to make decisions regarding the direction of policies, plans, programs, projects, or procedures in accordance with their needs. Participation can occur in defining the expected results and impacts, as well as in the definition of products and activities.

Participatory budgeting is a process through which citizens, by building agreements with regional and local governments, can allocate budget resources to programs and projects they consider priorities in harmony with the Development Plan. The UPRA, not being an entity at the regional or local level, is not obligated to carry out this process, according to Law 1757 of 2015 (articles 89, 90, and 91). ​​​​​​​​

This participation mechanism aims to gather opinions, suggestions, comments, and contributions from stakeholder groups regarding programs, projects, products, or procedures carried out by the entity. This information is useful for prioritizing issues, topics for accountability, evaluating programs or projects at any stage of the public management cycle, or improving procedures and legal provisions.

Below are links to documents that the entity has available for citizen consultation processes:

This participation mechanism involves finding solutions to issues or needs of a particular population through coordinated efforts between entities and leveraging the knowledge of stakeholder groups. To achieve this, it is necessary to open channels of communication and dialogue and organize cooperation networks among the involved parties.

  • Plan Anual de Adquisiciones
  • Secop II
  • Peticiones, quejas, reclamos, sugerencias y denuncias (PQRSD) 
  • Denuncias de actos de corrupción: ​

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