In early 2016, a series of public consultations were held under the name 'Let's Talk about Municipal Reform' which aimed to engage diverse actors in the deliberation process in order to identify preferences and interests in the subsequent municipal reforms.
Problems and Purpose
As part of the work for the National Development Agenda 2030 and in accordance with the Dominican Constitution, Law 176-07 of the National District and the Municipalities of 2007 and according to Decree 85-12 on the Municipal Reform of 2015 (Decree 85-12 on the creation of a Presidential Commission), at the beginning of 2016 a series of public consultations were carried out under the name of 'Let's talk about Municipal Reform' with the objective of including diverse actors in the deliberation process to identify the preferences of the public and their interests in the subsequent municipal reform.
Primarily, the meetings were designed to create an open space for dialogue and exchange of ideas for sustainable municipal reform. Issues such as transparency, land use planning and financial autonomy, as well as taxes were addressed. Four meetings were planned from April 2016: one in the National District and one in each of the northern, southern and eastern regions.
Background History and Context
Organizing, Supporting, and Funding Entities
The meetings were coordinated by the Commission for Municipal Reform, the Ministry of Public Administration, and the Program of Support to Civil Society and Local Authorities (PASCAL).
Participant Recruitment and Selection
Methods and Tools Used
What Went On: Process, Interaction, and Participation
Influence, Outcomes, and Effects
Analysis and Lessons Learned
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