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

    Legislative tracking Chile

    Digital platform to access information on elected legislators’ votes and on presented bills.

    Signal it Chile

    Website with information on the location of all cellular antennas in Chile.

  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

    CRIIK Chile

    Open data digital platform that allows citizens to access and share public information on their governments online.

    Intelligent Access Chile

    The first platform in Chile that centralized the public information requests system, through an online process.

    From Saying to the Fact

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

    Developing Latin America

    Project to foster innovation and social entrepreneurship through the power of technology, open data and collaboration among social actors.

    Citizen Globe Chile

    Project to register, from 20 meters high, massive student mobilizations happening in the country.

    The Glass Chile

    Ciudadanía Inteligente’s first blog, where content on our work was regularly published.

    Inspector of Interests

    Digital platform where you can find detailed information about the conflicts interests of parliamentarians.

    Latin American Legislative Transparency Index

    Assessment that allows citizens to compare the levels of congresses and parliaments’ transparency and access to information in Latin America.

    Why in my garden

    Platform developed in alliance with a TV documentary broadcasted by TVN (Chilena national broadcaster) that tells the story of a community that faces the installation of a productive industry.

    Vote Smart Chile

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

  4. 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

    Candideit.org Chile

    Primer producto como servicio desde FCI.

    From Saying to the Fact

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

    Developing Latin America

    Project to foster innovation and social entrepreneurship through the power of technology, open data and collaboration among social actors.

    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

    Neighbourhoods in Action

    Citizen platform to report neighbourhood issues.

    From Saying to the Fact

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

    Developing Latin America

    Project to foster innovation and social entrepreneurship through the power of technology, open data and collaboration among social actors.

    There is an Agreement

    Digital platform that allows for stances’ comparison between civil society and the government in relation to issues of public interest.

    Latin American Legislative Transparency Index

    Assessment that allows citizens to compare the levels of congresses and parliaments’ transparency and access to information in Latin America.

    Lobby Law

    Before Chile regulated lobby through a Lobby Law, we created a platform to transparent lobby activities exerted on authorities and public servants.

    Who finances you?

    Website with information on legislation about how politics is financed in Chile.

    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

    Abrelatam

    Project to promote and build open data, policies and open data uses to make Latin America in this area better.

    Transparency Agenda

    Platform to inform citizens on the advancement in the legislative process of a bill or a particular commission.

    Neighbourhoods in Action

    Citizen platform to report neighbourhood issues.

    From Saying to the Fact

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

    Developing Latin America

    Project to foster innovation and social entrepreneurship through the power of technology, open data and collaboration among social actors.

    Estratega Chile

    Innovación Social Aysén Chile.

    LabCívico Chile

    Methodology created by Ciudadanía Inteligente to develop advocacy collaborative strategies that allow organizations and civil society actors to find solutions to a common problem.

    NEBE Bolivia

    Project that studied the impacts of nationalization on conflicts and cooperation around extractive activities in Bolivia, Ecuador and Perú.

    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.

    Anticorruption Observatory Chile

    Legislative advocacy project for tracking and analysing the progress of proposals issued by the Presidential Advisory Council on interest conflicts, influence trafficking and corruption.

    WIZARD Internacional

    Una estrategia de incidencia para UNICEF.

  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

    CRIIK Chile

    Open data digital platform that allows citizens to access and share public information on their governments online.

    Cabildeas Chile

    Project to foster citizen participation in the constitutional process for Chile’s new Constitution.

    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.

    Estratega México

    Innovación Social México.

    Estratega Puerto Rico

    Innovación Social Puerto Rico.

    Latin American Legislative Transparency Index

    Assessment that allows citizens to compare the levels of congresses and parliaments’ transparency and access to information in Latin America.

    LabCívico Chile

    Methodology created by Ciudadanía Inteligente to develop advocacy collaborative strategies that allow organizations and civil society actors to find solutions to a common problem.

    LabCívico Costa Rica

    Methodology created by Ciudadanía Inteligente to develop advocacy collaborative strategies that allow organizations and civil society actors to find solutions to a common problem.

    LabCívico Guatemala

    Methodology created by Ciudadanía Inteligente to develop advocacy collaborative strategies that allow organizations and civil society actors to find solutions to a common problem.

    LabCívico Honduras

    Methodology created by Ciudadanía Inteligente to develop advocacy collaborative strategies that allow organizations and civil society actors to find solutions to a common problem.

    Anticorruption Observatory Chile

    Legislative advocacy project for tracking and analysing the progress of proposals issued by the Presidential Advisory Council on interest conflicts, influence trafficking and corruption.

    OGP Chile The Alliance for Open Government

    A multilateral initiative seeking to secure concrete commitments from national and subnational governments to promote open government, empower citizens, fight against corruption and to use the new technologies to strengthen governance.

    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.

    Populusaurio

    An initiative to convene society, families, organizations, and everyone wanting to join, to share their expectations and proposals around a Chile that is been built, in the context of transformations and reforms.

    Latin American Legislative Transparency Network

    Network that actively promotes transparency, access to information and responsibility in the congresses of Latin America. Ciudadanía Inteligente coordinated the network.

    Electoral Traffic Light

    A platform that clarifies what can and cannot be done during different periods of electoral campaigning.

    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.

    Intelligent Candidate Chile

    Project developed with artificial intelligence to bring politics closer to citizens.

    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.

    Estratega Puerto Rico

    Innovación Social Puerto Rico.

    Estratega Nicaragua

    Innovación Social Nicaragua.

    Estratega Indonesia

    Innovación Social Indonesia.

    Hacking Cívico Brasil

    Un curso de generación y formación de proyectos sobre los desafíos de la democracias y generar soluciones en Brasil.

    LabCívico on public health, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Methodology created by Ciudadanía Inteligente to develop advocacy collaborative strategies that allow organizations and civil society actors to find solutions to a common problem.

    LabCívico Belén, Brazil

    Methodology created by Ciudadanía Inteligente to develop advocacy collaborative strategies that allow organizations and civil society actors to find solutions to a common problem.

    LabCívico Mexico

    Methodology created by Ciudadanía Inteligente to develop advocacy collaborative strategies that allow organizations and civil society actors to find solutions to a common problem.

    LabCívico Panama

    Methodology created by Ciudadanía Inteligente to develop advocacy collaborative strategies that allow organizations and civil society actors to find solutions to a common problem.

    Raise Your Hand Chile

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

    OGP Chile The Alliance for Open Government

    A multilateral initiative seeking to secure concrete commitments from national and subnational governments to promote open government, empower citizens, fight against corruption and to use the new technologies to strengthen governance.

    Open Budget Survey 2017 Chile

    A survey that assess the transparency in public budget according to the amount and specificity of budget information that governments make public.

    Latin American Legislative Transparency Network

    Network that actively promotes transparency, access to information and responsibility in the congresses of Latin America. Ciudadanía Inteligente coordinated the network.

    Electoral Traffic Light

    A platform that clarifies what can and cannot be done during different periods of electoral campaigning.

    Web and Plot Brazil

    Project that aimed to expose the role played by Brazilian companies in the institutional political crisis in Brazil, in the context of the Lava Jato operation.

    The Accusing Whatsapp Chile

    Digital platform to denounce illegal electoral propaganda.

    The Asking Whatsapp Chile

    Digital platform to deliver information to citizens on the presidential and parliamentarians election.

  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

    ALAC Chile

    Anticorruption legal advice that offers free assistance to victims, witnesses and/or whistleblowers exposed to corruption where authorities and/or public servants are involved.

    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.

    Índice transparencia Panamá

    Guía de políticos de Panamá.

    LabCívico Public Spending Allocation Puerto Rico

    Methodology created by Ciudadanía Inteligente to develop advocacy collaborative strategies that allow organizations and civil society actors to find solutions to a common problem.

    LabCívico Gender Equality in the Sea México

    Methodology created by Ciudadanía Inteligente to develop advocacy collaborative strategies that allow organizations and civil society actors to find solutions to a common problem.

    LabCívico Social Sector Investment Puerto Rico

    Methodology created by Ciudadanía Inteligente to develop advocacy collaborative strategies that allow organizations and civil society actors to find solutions to a common problem.

    LabCívico Feminist Movement Chile

    Methodology created by Ciudadanía Inteligente to develop advocacy collaborative strategies that allow organizations and civil society actors to find solutions to a common problem.

    Me Representa Brazil

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

    Black Women Decide

    A mobilization platform centered on the use of data to increase the presence of black women in institutional politics in Brazil.

    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.

    Childhood Watchers Chile

    Advocacy project for the analysis and tracking of proposals issued by the Presidential Commission on Childhood.

  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.

    Ecuador Decides

    Vote Smart for municipal elections in Ecuador.

    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.

    Our Election Guatemala

    Vote Smart for presidential elections in Guatemala.

    Electoral Traffic Light

    A platform that clarifies what can and cannot be done during different periods of electoral campaigning.