Social Audit Committees / Follow-up Committees
The Social Audit Committees, created by Decree No. 39-03 and then incorporated by Law 176-07, which termed them Municipal Monitoring Committees, are specific audit and control bodies for the execution of public works at the local level. Its members are elected by an assembly and report to the Department of Corruption Prevention. According to the regulations, with each new work execution, a new committee should be formed. As of May 2016, no uses or implementations had been registered.
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
- democratic innovation yields no decision