PolétikaRD is an interactive online tool promoting citizen participation in the exertion of pressure on politicians by monitoring whether or not they keep their election promises. It allows citizens to directly contact election candidates for the 2016 Presidential Elections. Covering different areas, such as politicians' support for gender equality, state reform, social security, etc., PolétikaRD indicates the extent to which candidates have already voiced their position on the subject matter and lists channels of communication, such as social media (Facebook/Twitter) giving citizens direct ways to interact with the candidates. PolétikaRD launched at the end of March 2016 in light of the presidential elections scheduled for May 2016. Alongside Participación Ciudadana, an NGO at the forefront of promoting citizen participation in the Dominican Republic, other NGOs such as Asonaen, Casa Ya and Coalición Educación Digna, are involved in the process of promoting PolétikaRD. PolétikaRD, as an online interactive tool for political responsiveness, also exists in Spain.
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
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- democratic innovation yields no decision