Regional Councils

The Regional Councils of Chile, created by Law 19.097 in 1991, are legal entities under public law, whose purpose is to make the participation of the regional community effective in the adoption of decisions that have a direct relationship with the social, cultural and economic development of the regions of the country. Its main function is to promote the participation of the regional community in the public policies processes for the development of each region. These councils are composed of councilors elected directly by the population. In particular, the Councils approve the regional development plans and the regional government's budget proposal to adjust them to the Chilean government's national development plan and budget policies. The Regional Council is also responsible for validating the proposal submitted in relation to the use of public resources for a national regional development fund.

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?

embedded in the constitution/legislation 
Mode of selection of participants
Type of participants
citizens civil society  


  • 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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