The Mexican state is experiencing a new phase of transparency and accountability in conjunction with civil society.

This progress has been borne out by the General Law of Transparency and Access to Public Information, which obliges more authorities and institutions to be more transparent.

Now, any entity, individual, company or union spending public resources or engaging acts of authority is bound by the laws of transparency.

To ensure compliance, the Act creates the National System of Transparency, whose Council has already been installed and establishes a close, direct relationship between citizens and authorities.

The scope of the Transparency Agenda implemented by the Mexican State calls for collaborative, jointly responsible work at all levels of government and in all institutions.

Transparency and democracy go hand in hand, complementing and strengthening each other. The former enables citizens to be better informed and to have more elements to decide on their lives within the context of the latter.

Transparency is therefore not a goal in itself but a means of improving government performance.