Chile

Participatory Public Accounts

Participatory Public Accounts are processes of citizen dialogue, framed by Law 20.500 of Citizen Participation, which focus on the accountability of public institutions before representatives of civil society and citizens in general. In addition to face-to-face dialogues, these processes include a period of time for the participation of the citizens through a special site enabled in the web pages of the participating public services. After entering the site, the citizen can send his / her comments and opinions in digital form. At the end of the accountability process, the authority of the service responds to the set of considerations shared by citizens through a document that is available on the same site and is sent to the user´s email. In 2016, Chile registered 27 Public Accounts.

Institutional design

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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?

Formalization
embedded in the constitution/legislation 
Frequency
unknown
Mode of selection of participants
open 
Type of participants
citizens  
Decisiveness
democratic innovation yields no decision  
Co-Governance
no 

Means


  • Deliberation
  • Direct Voting
  • E-Participation
  • Citizen Representation

Ends


  • Accountability
  • Responsiveness
  • Rule of Law
  • Political Inclusion
  • Social Equality

Policy cycle

Agenda setting
Formulation and decision-making
Implementation
Policy Evaluation

Sources

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