Costa Rica

Elected Mayors and Their Promises

Elected Mayors and Their Promises is an online application that allows one to get acquainted with elected mayors and the main tasks which they undertake to develop in their canton during their first year of work. The application allows any citizen to find information on the mayors who have been elected in the canton of interest in order to monitor the effective fulfillment of their electoral promises, and thus nourish the public policy monitoring capabilities of general citizens. In turn, the application informs about those hierarchs who did not want to make known their commitments, the volume of votes with which the mayor of each municipality was elected and how many abstained.

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
democratic innovation yields no 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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Do you want to use the data from this website? Here’s how to cite:

Pogrebinschi, Thamy. (2017). LATINNO Dataset. Berlin: WZB.

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