Peru

“Glass of Milk” Committees

The “Glass of Milk” Committees is a nutrition program started in 1985, aimed at mothers of infants up to 6 years of age, and pregnant and lactating women with few resources, to provide them with daily portions of milk and staple foods; and in which context there are also numerous workshops to strengthen the community organization of women and mothers, to contribute to health and food education as well as to social support and solidarity. Although the program originates at the national level through the Ministry of Health, it is implemented at the municipal level, and evaluated by mixed committees composed of representatives of the State and organizations of mothers and women. These committees have broad powers to select providers, coordinate distribution, and evaluate the execution of the program in each community.

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
embedded in the constitution/legislation 
Frequency
regular
Mode of selection of participants
restricted 
Type of participants
citizens civil society  
Decisiveness
democratic innovation yields a 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

Sources

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