National Council of Women
The National Council of Women is a body of the Ministry of Social Development. The council formulates, proposes and recommends public policies in favor of women. It is represented by members of the government and civil society to act as a coordinating body between the Women's Movement and the state. The main objective of the Council is to make the contribution of women to the development of Panama more visible.
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
- civil society
- democratic innovation yields a binding decision