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Timeline

  1. ¡Ciudadanía Inteligente is born in Santiago, Chile!

    We were born as Ciudadano Inteligente, with the aim to reduce existing information asymmetries between candidacies and citizens. We created our first project: Vote Smart.

    2009

    Vote Smart Chile

    Ciudadanía Inteligente’s first project. Digital tool to inform citizens on presidential candidates, putting technology at the service of politics.

  2. We developed varied applications to deliver tools for citizens to know, understand and assess their representatives work.

    2010

  3. We compiled information on the public sector to transfer it in a friendly and simple manner to citizens.

    We opened up a new space with our projects to know, in percentages, how much our elected authorities fulfill their promises, and how parliamentarians legislate in Chile.

    2011

    From Saying to the Fact

    A study that measures the fulfilling of legislative promises made by governments during their campaigns and public accounts speeches.

    Vote Smart Chile

    Digital tool to inform citizens on presidential candidates, putting technology at the service of politics.

  4. We released a new website and domain. Since 2012 we changed .cl for .org. Our worked centered mainly in the development of web tools and apps to transparent access to information to citizens.

    With our projects, we consolidated our work to promote transparency and citizen participation.

    2012

    From Saying to the Fact

    A study that measures the fulfilling of legislative promises made by governments during their campaigns and public accounts speeches.

    Vote Smart Chile

    Digital tool to inform citizens on presidential candidates, putting technology at the service of politics.

  5. We work to reduce information asymmetries that separate citizens from politics, the market and other social spaces, as a necessary condition of citizen participation.

    We worked in our Vote Smart platform to inform citizens about elections. We worked on the approval of a Transparency bill, so that everyone knows her right to access information. We also created tools to research conflicts of interests among legislators.

    2013

    From Saying to the Fact

    A study that measures the fulfilling of legislative promises made by governments during their campaigns and public accounts speeches.

    Vote Smart Chile

    Digital tool to inform citizens on presidential candidates, putting technology at the service of politics.

  6. We celebrated our fifth anniversary with a leadership transition and refining our strategic approach.

    We developed tools to monitor elections, to compare bills and track legislative work, freedom of access to information, conflict of interests, to monitor government’s promises and campaign financing. The majority of these tools were first developed and tested in Chile, but this changed: they have been used in more than 10 cases and not only in Latin American countries, but also y countries far away such as Morocco.

    2014

    From Saying to the Fact

    A study that measures the fulfilling of legislative promises made by governments during their campaigns and public accounts speeches.

    Vote Smart Chile

    Digital tool to inform citizens on presidential candidates, putting technology at the service of politics.

  7. After an extensive analysis on our role in the strengthening of democracy in Chile, and on the relation, in the country, between money and politics, we decided to strategically ligitate for the first time.

    We presented lawsuits against 12 Chilean politicians involved in cases of illegal funding of campaigns: Penta, SQM and Corpesca cases. We also supported five electoral processes in the region.

    2015

    From Saying to the Fact

    A study that measures the fulfilling of legislative promises made by governments during their campaigns and public accounts speeches.

    No more bribes Chile

    Digital platform for the elaboration of citizen proposals against bribery and to inform on the lawsuits presented by Ciudadanía Inteligente against Chilean politicians involved in cases of bribery and illegal funding of politics.

  8. We developed civic tech to promote transparency, accountability and access to information.

    We transitioned from technological tools to in situ civic tech work. We started to explore whistleblowing technologies to promote citizen reporting of irregularities in political campaigns in Chile.

    2016

    From Saying to the Fact Presidential Public Account Uruguay

    A study that measures the fulfilling of legislative promises made by governments during their campaigns and public accounts speeches.

    From Saying to the Fact Presidential Public Account Chile

    A study that measures the fulfilling of legislative promises made by governments during their campaigns and public accounts speeches.

    From Saying to the Fact Government Program Chile

    A study that measures the fulfilling of legislative promises made by governments during their campaigns and public accounts speeches.

    Public Parties

    A platform that looks to provide access to and citizen supervision on information published by Chilean political parties as active transparency, through visualizations, filters and comparisons.

    Vote Smart Mexico

    Digital tool to inform citizens on presidential candidates, putting technology at the service of politics.

    Vote Smart Municipalities Chile

    Digital tool to inform citizens on presidential candidates, putting technology at the service of politics.

  9. We opened our second office in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. We went further working with civic tech exploring tools to go beyond one-way communication and to reach people that don’t necessarily have free access to the Internet.We explored new information, reporting and participation tools in electoral processes.

    We explored, for the first time, civi tech and participatory methodologies to promote civic education among children and teenagers. We established a space for citizen to report irregularities during electoral campaigns, using popular apps such as WhatsApp. We combined technological and methodological tools to co-design policies.

    2017

    Open Peñalolén

    Digital and methodological tools to bring the work of municipalities closer to neighbours, fostering the collective construction of neighbourhoods and communities.

    From Saying to the Fact Presidential Public Account Uruguay

    A study that measures the fulfilling of legislative promises made by governments during their campaigns and public accounts speeches.

    From Saying to the Fact Presidential Public Account Chile

    A study that measures the fulfilling of legislative promises made by governments during their campaigns and public accounts speeches.

    From Saying to the Fact Government Program Chile

    A study that measures the fulfilling of legislative promises made by governments during their campaigns and public accounts speeches.

    From Saying to the Fact Brazil

    Study on the public account of the mayor of Rio de Janeiro.

    Advocacy School Colombia

    Project that transfers facilitation tools and methodologies to activists and forms emerging leaders in Latin America.

    Advocacy School Bolivia

    Project that transfers facilitation tools and methodologies to activists and forms emerging leaders in Latin America.

    Advocacy School Perú

    Project that transfers facilitation tools and methodologies to activists and forms emerging leaders in Latin America.

    Advocacy School Ecuador

    Project that transfers facilitation tools and methodologies to activists and forms emerging leaders in Latin America.

    Raise Your Hand Chile

    Digital platform to promote the participation and civic conscioiusness of children and teenagers.

  10. We worked in the Brazilian electoral processes: we implemented Vote Smart for Rio de Janeiro state elections; we designed new platforms to combat the threats to democracies, such as hate speech and the underrepresentation of certain groups.

    We launched the first secure whistleblowing platform to report corruption anonymously and safely. We also experimented in new civic tech spaces and with new participatory methodologies to promote civic education among children and teenagers.

    2018

    Chileleaks

    A secure platform to report anonymously and safely bribery cases in Chile.

    From Saying to the Fact Presidential Public Account Uruguay

    A study that measures the fulfilling of legislative promises made by governments during their campaigns and public accounts speeches.

    Advocacy School Brasil

    Project that transfers facilitation tools and methodologies to activists and forms emerging leaders in Latin America.

    Advocacy School Chile

    Project that transfers facilitation tools and methodologies to activists and forms emerging leaders in Latin America.

    Advocacy School Guatemala

    Project that transfers facilitation tools and methodologies to activists and forms emerging leaders in Latin America.

    Advocacy School Mexico

    Project that transfers facilitation tools and methodologies to activists and forms emerging leaders in Latin America.

    Advocacy School Puerto Rico

    Project that transfers facilitation tools and methodologies to activists and forms emerging leaders in Latin America.

    Advocacy School for public servants Ecuador

    Project that transfers facilitation tools and methodologies to activists and forms emerging leaders in Latin America.

    Advocacy School Colombia

    Project that transfers facilitation tools and methodologies to activists and forms emerging leaders in Latin America.

    Me Representa Brazil

    A platform that connected citizens and candidacies committed with human rights.

    Rio por Inteiro Brazil

    A platform that allowed to visualize candidacies committed with citizen proposals.

    Tretaqui

    Platform to report anonymously and safely hate speech during electoral processes.

  11. We changed our name from Ciudadano Inteligente to Ciudadanía Inteligente to correct an historical bias and promote gender equality. We created the first Digital Democracy Lab at Ciudadanía Inteligente, a specialized research and innovation space to face the new threats risking our democracies.

    We incubate and develop projects for allies such as Oxfam. the UN, and Latin American organizations. Our work is focused in electoral processes taking place this year in the region.

    2019

    Colectiva

    Regional summit organized in alliance with Amnesty International that will bring together more than 100 activists from Latin America and 10 speakers to discuss four themes: Political Violence, Kleptocracy, Technology and Climate Crisis.

    From Saying to the Fact Presidential Public Account Chile

    A study that measures the fulfilling of legislative promises made by governments during their campaigns and public accounts speeches.

    From Saying to the Fact Government Program Chile

    A study that measures the fulfilling of legislative promises made by governments during their campaigns and public accounts speeches.

    Advocacy School Peru

    Project that transfers facilitation tools and methodologies to activists and forms emerging leaders in Latin America.

    Advocacy School Ecuador

    Project that transfers facilitation tools and methodologies to activists and forms emerging leaders in Latin America.

    Advocacy School Guatemala

    Project that transfers facilitation tools and methodologies to activists and forms emerging leaders in Latin America.

    Raise Your Hand For the Future Hijuelas, Chile

    Digital platform to promote the participation and civic conscioiusness of children and teenagers.