The Monitora Brasil! app (lit. Brazil, Monitor!) was the second awarded initiative at the Hackathon by the Chamber of Deputies in 2013. It functions as a tool for monitoring and observation of parliamentary activities that any individual can use. It allows citizens to control the diligence of the deputies and senators, as well as proposed projects, expenses and other information related to parliamentary activity. In addition to this, the app provides the contact information and social networks of deputies and senators for sending messages. The information used is composed of the open databases of the Chamber of Deputies, the Federal Senate, TSE and Transparency Brazil.
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
- democratic innovation yields no decision