Caracas Cómo Vamos
Caracas Cómo Vamos (lit. Caracas, How are We Doing) is an initiative of the El Nacional newspaper, together with the Universidad Católica Andrés Bellos, the Cesap Social Group, and the Miguel Otero Silva Foundation, whose objective is to open a space for citizen monitoring of the policies of the city of Caracas. To this end, monitoring is established based on quality of life indicators in different areas. The Council of Neighbors participates in the elaboration of these indicators and the results are debated in forums open to the citizens. The innovation follows the How are We Doing model initiated in Bogotá, which has spread throughout Latin America in the How are We Doing Network of Cities.
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
- citizens civil society
- democratic innovation yields no decision