Organized Crime Observatory
The Organized Crime Observatory is an initiative to monitor and observe the phenomenon of transnational organized crime in Venezuela and the South American region, through well-matched indicators and standards. The body, led by the non-governmental organization Asociación Civil Paz Activa (lit. Civil Association for Active Peace), is funded by the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR). The Observatory aims to be a point of reference for the mandatory consultation of government agencies, and thus to influence the design, execution and evaluation of public policies that mitigate the impact of organized crime in Venezuela and the countries of the South American region.
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?
- not backed by constitution nor legislation, nor by any governmental policy or program
- Mode of selection of participants
- Type of participants
- civil society
- democratic innovation yields no decision