Anti-bureaucracy Crusade

The Anti-bureaucracy Crusade was a citizen participation exercise organized by the National Government in 2011 so that citizens could contribute to the identification of the most useless and difficult procedures within the Colombian State, in order to generate a method to simplify them and in this way reduce corruption. More than 70 000 people participated with their contributions and comments, from which the State drew up Decree 0019 of 2012, also known as the Anti-bureaucracy Decree. With the mere issuance of the Decree, 400 procedures were eliminated, and in the course of 2012, 259 more were eliminated, which represents 40% of all formalities at the national level.

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?

only backed by a governmental program or policy 
Mode of selection of participants
Type of participants
democratic innovation yields a 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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