#AttorneyThatWorks is an initiative that seeks to develop a concrete proposal ?in which citizens, experts and civil organizations, among other actors, are actively involved- regarding the model of the new Attorney General that will substitute the existing General Prosecutor?s Office (PGR); all this to avoid the reproduction and continuation of the deficiencies and vices of the previous PGR in the new Attorney General office. This initiative is the result of a joint effort from more than 200 civil organizations and individuals, and embodied in the presentation of the proposal of the ?Organic Law for the Attorney General of the Republic?, for which technical forums were organized with the new administration?s team of Andrés Manuel López Obrador. To this date, the negotiations with the Legislative and Executive powers ?planned for 2019- continue for the implementation of this proposal.

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?

not backed by constitution nor legislation, nor by any governmental policy or program 
Mode of selection of participants
Type of participants
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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