Honduras

Water Management Boards

The Water Management Board is a mechanism for citizen participation and self-management of public services at the town, village and municipal level. The Board is essentially responsible for the operation, maintenance and administration of drinking water supply and sanitation systems in rural communities and in peri-urban areas under development. The Boards are organized as an assembly of users, board of directors and support committees. By 2016 the existence of 5000 Boards were known about. It was also pointed out that the Boards required more strategic planning and a long-term working vision.

Institutional design

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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?

Formalization
embedded in the constitution/legislation 
Frequency
regular
Mode of selection of participants
open 
Type of participants
Citizens  
Decisiveness
Democratic innovation yields a binding decision  
Co-Governance
no 

Means


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

Ends


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

Policy cycle

Agenda setting
Formulation and decision-making
Implementation
Policy Evaluation

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