Social Control Program of Coca
The Social Control Program of Coca incorporates the active and voluntary participation and commitment of farmers to state institutions, as well as the exchange of information and commitment to international bodies and agencies, including the European Union and the United Nations, and the governments of Brazil and the United States. Coca producers manage the programs, either as agricultural agents or as inspection supervisors. The initiative focused on community participation in the management and decision-making processes related to the cultivation of coca leaf. It proved to be a good alternative to the model of forced eradication of coca plantings.
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 binding decision