Plurinational and Intercultural Citizen Assembly for Buen Vivir (Good Living)

The Plurinational and Intercultural Citizen Assembly for Buen Vivir (Good Living) is constituted as a consultation space for direct dialogue between the State and the citizens of Ecuador in order to carry out the process of formulating, approving and following-up on the National Plan of Development and Good Living. The Assembly meets at least twice a year. It is comprised of delegates from local participation meetings, sectorial councils and the advice of the most important national organizations of Ecuadorian civil society. The Plurinational and Intercultural Citizen Assembly for Good Living of the Federal Constitution of 2008 is designed to be consolidated as the main area of direct dialogue between the State and civil society.

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  
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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