The Community-Driven Projects are initiatives and programs for infrastructure, water and sanitation that are carried out in the rural areas of the country. For its development, a methodology is used under which the communities themselves are in charge of the ideation, the contracting and the administration of the funds for the purchase of materials, besides the supervision of the project, in coordination with the local municipal authorities. This participatory methodology began to be used in 2000 and with the aim of empowering communities it was institutionalized in 2007 by the leading national entity in the rural water and sanitation sector.
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?
- only backed by a governmental program or policy
- Mode of selection of participants
- Type of participants
- citizens civil society
- democratic innovation yields a binding decision