Laboratory of Social Innovation in Digital Government
The Laboratory of Social Innovation in Digital Government is an initiative of the Agency of Electronic Government and Information Society of Uruguay. The laboratory consists of a collaboration space for the State and the citizens in which specific methodologies are used that make use of information and communication technologies to diagnose needs and to create innovative solutions from the perspective of the users and the social context. For example, the Laboratory has worked, together with public servants and users, towards the creation of electronic procedures.
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 non-binding decision