Dominican Republic

Economic and Municipal Social Council / Council of Development

The establishment and operation of the Municipal Councils is established in Law 176-07 of the National District and the Municipalities, considering it as the organ of citizen representation and consultation in relation to municipal planning and administration. The central motivation for its establishment is the representation of the public interest, to maintain the social dialogue and the institutionalization of organized interests. The councils are made up of elected members of civil society organizations, municipal administration, and the municipal oversight body. The municipality is in charge of establishing the Council, however, civil society will have the right to initiate the creation of the Council.

Institutional design

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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?

Formalization
embedded in the constitution/legislation 
Frequency
regular
Mode of selection of participants
restricted 
Type of participants
Citizens  
Decisiveness
Democratic innovation yields a non-binding decision  
Co-Governance
yes 

Means


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

Ends


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

Policy cycle

Agenda setting
Formulation and decision-making
Implementation
Policy Evaluation

Sources

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