El Salvador

Sector and Territorial Consultations of the Plan El Salvador Seguro

The El Salvador Seguro Plan was developed in a participatory manner with the aim to design a strategy against violence and crime as well as guarantee access to justice and protect victims. Consultations sought to collect proposals from territories and grassroots social organizations. 298 people were consulted in the 100 municipalities of the country that were implementing their Local Citizen Security Plans. Among the participants in consultations and forums were Municipal Mayors, representatives of the Municipal Councils, and members of Local Committees for the Prevention of Violence. The sectoral consultations were organized in 14 collective interviews with representatives of organizations of people affected by insecurity such as victim organizations, women and youth organizations, transporters, farmers, employers, trade unions, schools and relatives of persons deprived of their liberty. As a result of the consultations, the Plan identified five priorities and 124 priority security actions.

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?

only backed by a governmental program or policy 
Mode of selection of participants
Type of participants
democratic innovation yields a non-binding 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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