Municipal Council of Development
The Municipal Development Councils were created within the framework of the Development Council System (SICODE), with the aim of supporting the actions of the Community Development Councils. Its functions include promoting the participation of civil society; formulating and following up on public policies; and also to agree on public investments and budgets for the Municipality. In addition, they are in charge of supporting the obtention of financing for participatory projects and public policies. They are made up of the municipal mayor, trustees, councilors, representatives of Community Development Councils, and representatives of civil society.
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 non-binding decision