Ilhéus Mini-Public: citizenship, mobility and alternative transport

The Ilhéus Mini-Public: citizenship, mobility and alternative transportat was a pilot project of Delibera Brasil in collaboration with the Instituto Nossa Ilheus, organized in the city of Ilhéus in Bahia to debate the municipal regulation of moto-taxis as well as the alternative transportation ("lotação") in the framework of the "Mobility Week". A Content Group was first formed with representatives of different departments within the municipality and of various stakeholders interested in the subject, including trade unions, professional associations and neighborhood organizations. They determined the content of the information block that provided the citizens participating in the mini-public with comprehensive aspects of the topic before the deliberation. For the deliberative instance, 9 citizens, 5 women and 4 men, aged 23 to 83 years old and who lived in different neighborhoods of the city, were elected. The Mini-Public was composed of an informative session, a pre-deliberation stage and a deliberation day. It culminated with the preparation of a document listing agreements and disagreements on each proposed thematic block. In 2018, these recommendations were partially incorporated into the local regulation of moto-taxi activities.

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?

not backed by constitution nor legislation, nor by any governmental policy or program 
Mode of selection of participants
Type of participants
citizens civil society private stakeholders  
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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