Costa Rica

Presidential Speech Verification

Presidential Speech Verification is a digital platform that allows general citizens to access the information regarding the speech of the president of the nation. This platform allows one: a) to know if the main statements made by the president when presenting his country analysis are true or not; b) to know how many promises made in the 2015 presidential address were fulfilled and their status; and c) to know the verification of the accountability report of President Luis Guillermo Solís. Likewise, the platform allows access to the video of the presidential speech under study, and at the same time, the possibility of carrying out the revision of that speech based on a thematic classification. The themes are: infrastructure, economic and social policy issues.

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?

not backed by constitution nor legislation, nor by any governmental policy or program 
Mode of selection of participants
Type of participants
democratic innovation yields no 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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