Local Development with Equality and Sustainability
Local development with equality and sustainability is an initiative carried out by the City Council of Oña, the Fund for Gender Equality and the Canadian International Development Agency (bilateral international agency), the HABITierra Foundation and the Local Development Committee and various women's organizations, in order to promote a comprehensive change and a process of learning in the local government and the inhabitants of Oña that allows an improvement in the living conditions of men and women, equally. The initiative took place between 1997 and 2000. Throughout its development, the Local Development Committee (Span. CDL) was established and strengthened as a specific and legitimate participatory space for interaction between citizens and the city council. Likewise, participative planning and the integrated development of the canton were promoted, the shared management systems between the city council and the CDL were strengthened, and a development agenda for the women's movement was developed. Finally, a proposal for a participatory budget, using information technologies (Geographic Information System) to negotiate access to resources, stimulated production processes and created municipal agencies for the development planning of women, children and families. Among the results obtained by this initiative, was the participation of 50% of the population in the planning of the budget proposal with the CDL and the municipalities, taking into consideration the problems and the needs of the population. Likewise, 41.3% of the budget has been redistributed according to priority needs.
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
- democratic innovation yields a non-binding decision