The LATINNO project is built upon the idea that citizen participation is not merely the end of democratic innovations, but a means to increase political inclusion and responsiveness, strengthen the rule of law, and improve accountability
and social equality.
Achieving accountability through non-electoral forms can be achieved by implementing democratic innovations that render governments, institutions, elected officials and representatives answerable and responsible for their actions and inactions.
The project has found that 18%
of the circa 2,400 participatory innovations implemented in Latin America from 1990-2016 have been created with the specific primary end of enhancing accountability.
Some examples include but are not limited to Argentina's We are All District Attorneys
, where voters can report irregularities during election day or confirm the transparency of the process; Venezuela's You Abused!,
where citizens can report breaches to the norms that regulate electoral campaigns; and Bolivia's My Vote Decides
, where citizens shared their voting experience during the Constitutional Referendum of 2016.