Regional Consultative Assemblies
The Regional Consultative Assemblies were deliberative bodies created through Decree 685-00 of the State Reform, by which the regional administrative entities of the Dominican Republic were restructured. Each of these has a Development Council, which in turn can summon these Assemblies with broad representation at both the regional Legislative and Executive branches, as well as through civil society via the churches, trade unions, business sector and other civil organizations and associations. These are intended to collaborate with Development Councils through the identification and discussion of issues and problems of a priority nature for the region. This regime was later modified in 2004, ending this structure of regional governments.
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
- civil society private stakeholders
- democratic innovation yields no decision