Women’s Fiscal Justice Observatory
As part of the Women’s Fiscal Justice Platform Initiative (span. Plataforma de Justicia Fiscal desde las Mujeres), the Women’s Fiscal Justice Observatory (span. Observatorio de Justicia Fiscal desde las Mujeres), created in 2018, is an organization in charge of monitoring and evaluating public expenditure of the different government levels in Bolivia incorporating a gender perspective. Through the compilation and analysis of information and statistical data, this observatory’s aim is to detect opportunity areas and put forward recommendations regarding the design and implementation of policies related to Bolivia’s fiscal policy, with a focus on gender equality and the democratization of information. This oversight body publishes reports and diagnoses in an effort to maintain Bolivian citizens informed about the use of public budgets and the investment on gender-related issues. Additional to its research activities, the observatory also offers training courses focused on budgeting and planning gender indicators.
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