Open Government Awards were launched during the last Open Government Partnership Summit to acknowledge the best projects undertaken by member countries.

During Mexico’s chairmanship of the Partnership, Open Government Awards were consolidated when they were presented for the second time during the start of the Open Government Summit held in Mexico City.

This year, the Core Topic for the awards was the Improvement of Public Utilities, their goal being to encourage governments and civil society groups to continue implementing Open Government principles.

This year, Mexico won a prize for the project “Social Participation in Day Care Centers: Transforming daycare centers through civic engagement,” of the Mexican Social Security Institute.

Through open data on IMSS regulations and daycare centers, parents will be able to ascertain, in person if necessary, whether in fact what is expressed in laws is complied with in the centers their children attend.

This project is proof that joint initiatives between society and government lend meaning to an Open Government.