Participative Budget of Rosario (Multichannel)
The Participatory Budget is a mechanism of citizen participation implemented in the city of Rosario since 2002. This tool allows neighbors to guide a part of the Municipal Budget to the realization of proposals and projects that they consider important for their neighborhood, according to the forms proposed in the District Assemblies, District and Participatory District Councils; these are then elaborated on by Councilors and voted by the neighbors of each sector. Voting takes place through different means: printed ballots, virtual voting (online) and Bolivoto (recycled glass beads deposited in ballot boxes) Technical teams of the Municipality collaborate with the analysis and execution of the projects to guarantee their viability.
Formalization: is the innovation embedded in the constitution or legislation, in an administrative act, or not formalized at all?
Frequency: how often does the innovation take place: only once, sporadically, or is it permanent or regular?
Mode of Selection of Participants: is the innovation open to all participants, access is restricted to some kind of condition, or both methods apply?
Type of participants: those who participate are individual citizens, civil society organizations, private stakeholders or a combination of those?
Decisiveness: does the innovation takes binding, non-binding or no decision at all?
Co-governance: is there involvement of the government in the process or not?
- embedded in the constitution/legislation
- Mode of selection of participants
- Type of participants
- democratic innovation yields a binding decision