Citizen Initiative "Anticorruption Consultation"
The citizens' initiative for the implementation of a popular consultation on anti-corruption measures was promoted by the political party Alianza Verde (lit. Green Aliance). It was led by Senator Claudia López and 6 party leaders. It was supported by 35 thousand volunteers, who, during six months, disseminated information about the consultation and gathered 4,236,682 signatures in 460 municipalities of the country - making this the most supported initiative of the last decades in Colombia. In addition to gathering more than the necessary signatures, 5.8 million letters were sent to the senators, who voted unanimously in favor of the implementation of this Popular Consultation.
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 non-binding decision