Territorial Planning Councils

The Territorial Planning Councils are local, municipal, district and departmental bodies in which citizens, civil society and the private sector can participate in the planning of their respective territories, insofar as the proposal of the local or regional administration regarding the Development Plan is discussed and evaluated. The CTP were established by the Political Constitution of Colombia of 1991 and its regulation continued with the creation of the Laws concerning the Constitution between 1994 and 1997. In the CTPs, citizens advance proposals, objectives, goals and strategies for local and regional development plans, such that governors can take them into account to adjust the final Development Plan. Its importance lies in providing a space for civil society to interact in an organized way with their leaders and achieve agreements in the development of the territorial entity.

Institutional design


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?

embedded in the constitution/legislation 
Mode of selection of participants
Type of participants
citizens civil society private stakeholders  
democratic innovation yields a non-binding decision  


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


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

Policy cycle

Agenda setting
Formulation and decision-making
Policy Evaluation


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