Paraguay

Aty Guasu community meetings

The community meetings, or "Aty Guasu" for its name in Guarani, are organized by the Family Health Units (USF) in localities in different departments of the country. They are based on health policies promoted since 2008. The USF consist of teams of professionals from the medical sector. They use an integral and community based approach to the prevention and treatment of diseases as well as health surveillance. In addition, they are in charge of organizing meetings with community members and local authorities with the aim of publicizing the scope of their activities and listening to citizens’ opinions of citizens about the services as well as their needs. The different experiences showed that during these meetings citizen’s evaluated different aspects of the services offered; for example, citizen’s raised issues concerned with the availability and quality of care provided by health professionals, or specific requests such as ambulances or the presence of specialists. These meetings seek to promote participation and improve the quality of life of the community by strengthening health provisions.

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
yes 

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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