Neighborhood Improvement Program (PROMEBA)

The Neighborhood Improvement Program (PROMEBA) seeks to improve the quality of life through the social integration and urban inclusion of economically disadvantaged sectors. It is a program that at the neighborhood level calls for different types of deliberation and participation, such as Management Boards, Executing Units and Multidisciplinary Field Teams to listen and include the visions of the population residing in villages and irregular settlements with respect to urbanization programs, installation of infrastructure and generation of public spaces and recreation. Through this program, state agencies, neighborhood organizations, utilities, construction companies, professional associations and civil society organizations come together to define comprehensive neighborhood projects and carry out some of the actions that the projects envisage.

Institutional design


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?

only backed by a governmental program or policy 
Mode of selection of participants
Type of participants
citizens civil society  
democratic innovation yields a non-binding decision  


  • Deliberation
  • Direct Voting
  • E-Participation
  • Citizen Representation


  • Accountability
  • Responsiveness
  • Rule of Law
  • Political Inclusion
  • Social Equality

Policy cycle

Agenda setting
Formulation and decision-making
Policy Evaluation


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