Costa Rica

National Council for Children and Adolescents

The National Council for Children and Adolescents is a space for the deliberation, negotiation and coordination between the Executive Branch, the decentralized institutions of the State and representative organizations of the community related to the theme of childhood and adolescence. It is an institution whose primary competencies are mainly concerned with the formulation and monitoring of the cycle of public policies on childhood and of which it participates together with public bodies, representatives of the sector formed by associations, foundations or non-governmental organizations dedicated to the care and assistance of minors; of the associations, foundations or any other non-governmental organization dedicated to the promotion and defense of the rights of this population; an adolescent representative of the National Assembly of the National Consultative Network of Young People; a representative of business chambers; and a representative of labor organizations, among others.

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
civil society  
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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