Nicaragua

Councils of the Citizen Power (County, District and Municipal Offices)

The Councils of the Citizen Power are organizations based at the regional, urban, rural, district and municipal level in which citizens can participate directly. They can count on up to 150 members per Council, among whom 16 representatives are chosen for predetermined areas and who design, execute and evaluate specific issues within their field of action. They were created with the main purpose of enabling a space for participation and coordination with civil society to combat poverty and social inequality.

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
only backed by a governmental program or policy 
Frequency
regular
Mode of selection of participants
open 
Type of participants
Citizens  
Decisiveness
Democratic innovation yields a non-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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