Ventana Ciudadana (lit. Citizen Window) is an initiative developed by the Metropolitan Commission for the Fight against Corruption, QuitoHonesto and CARE Ecuador, and implemented by the Foundation for the Advancement of Reforms and Opportunities - FARO Group. Ventana Ciudadana is a simple instrument that seeks to inform, describe and understand municipal finances by building simple indicators that are disseminated among the citizens of said municipality, in order to achieve an active participation by society in the management of that local government. The project materialized as a Training Manual for Citizens and made the municipalities of Quito and Joya de los Sachas aware of their actions and the concept that citizens can participate in municipal management in an informed manner. At the same time, it strengthened the capacity of citizens to understand and interpret complex fiscal information to participate in municipal decisions.
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