Planning Committees for Municipal Development
The Planning Committees for Municipal Development are citizen participation and consultation bodies that support the Town Council to plan and program municipal development. Citizens and social organizations representing the public, social and private sectors of the municipality participate. According to the National Institute of Statistics and Geography, in 2013 a total of 945 of the 2435 municipalities surveyed for the National Census of Municipal and Delegational (from the delegations (neighborhoods) of Mexico City) Governments had a Planning Committee.
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