Asu Viva

The project "Asu Viva" is the name of the proposal to update the urban plans of the city of Asunción. The Municipality of Asunción leads the project. The first phase of the proposal was designed in a participatory process consisting of workshops and meetings with more than 30 organizations from various sectors of civil society as well as representatives of the Municipal Board and the National Government. Another process began since the launch of the proposal at the end of 2016,, further expanding the mechanisms for participation and consultation with all citizens to legitimate the project. The objective is to achieve future development of the city in a more inclusive and sustainable way.

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
citizens civil society private stakeholders  
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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