Poderopedia (lit.Powerpedia) is a digital collaborative platform for data journalism that seeks to identify and link the key stakeholders in the business and political world. This tool promotes the understanding of the relationships between people, companies and organizations of public interest with the purpose of reflecting eventual conflicts of interest and thus promoting greater transparency. Powerpedia uses public information, data visualizations and semantic technology and its output is developed by journalists, programmers, designers and citizen collaborators who analyze information from public sources such as media, government databases, business databases and publications from many different websites. In addition to functioning as a source of information for citizens in general as well as the specialized press, Powerpedia also seeks to promote citizen participation, providing its users the option of registering on the website to submit their own data, which is verified by the team before being published. By 2014 the platform had about 3080 registered people. Furthermore, it should be noted that this platform is now spreading to other countries in Latin America.
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