Committees of Agreement for the Fight against Poverty
The Committees of Agreement for the Fight against Poverty originated as forums for dialogue and negotiation between government, ministries, representatives of civil society and citizens to design social policies and programs in relation to economic policies. In 2001, during the transitional government, they established themselves as a space for working agreements between the State and civil society, with the dual objective of ensuring the neutrality of public spending and of coordinating joint actions for the fight against poverty in all levels of the country, with a view to integral human development and the guarantee of decent living conditions for all citizens. At present, they function as spaces that nucleate representatives of the State and civil society around the common goal of overcoming social inequalities and situations of poverty and exclusion, under the conviction of the importance of arranging and coordinating joint actions from a rights perspective.
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
- citizens civil society private stakeholders
- democratic innovation yields a non-binding decision