Water and Sanitation Management Boards
The Water and Sanitation Management Boards are non-profit social organizations whose purpose is to provide drinking water service to the community. The creation of these meetings is at the request of interested neighbors who must present themselves before the competent authorities and give the Board a statute. Its purpose is to increase service levels and access to water resources. This type of organization is very important in the rural area. It depends on the supply and administration of this vital resource to meet human and productive 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?
- embedded in the constitution/legislation
- Mode of selection of participants
- Type of participants
- democratic innovation yields a binding decision