Know Your Deputy
Know Your Deputy is a digital platform that allows Honduran citizens to send personal and direct messages to the deputies of the National Congress of Honduras by clicking on the deputy’s profile photo on the Congress' website. This initiative empowers citizens to give their opinions, comments, and suggestions on laws that are being discussed in Congress or on issues that society considers should be taken into account by the deputy they decide to contact. The platform is on the website of the National Congress of Honduras. It offers the option to send a personal message to any of the 128 deputies of the National Congress, and allows to read previous messages written by other citizens.
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?
- not backed by constitution nor legislation, nor by any governmental policy or program
- Mode of selection of participants
- Type of participants
- democratic innovation yields no decision