• Coordination with non-state actors and citizen participation

    The State politically directs the process of responding to social issues through public policies, but by no means has to assume that role exclusively. The multidimensional complexity of social problems demands the citizenry and non-state actors play an active role.

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    Coordinación con actores no estatales y participación ciudadana
  • Key concepts of coordination with non-state actors

    Non-state actors consist of all the publicly engaged actors armed with a certain degree of resources and power to exert influence that are not part of the State apparatus. These include business people, labour unions, non-governmental organizations, social movements, universities, religious institutions, indigenous, Afrodescendant and local communities, among others.

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  • The relevance of coordination with non-state actors

    Citizen participation and the involvement of non-state actors are key to achieving quality social policies. Recent decades have revealed that active citizen engagement in social policy increases the odds of success in dealing with social issues, and it has assumed such importance as to be regarded as a central feature of any democracy.

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  • Towards improved citizen participation and coordination with non-state actors

    In order that such participation and coordination prove effective, non-state actors must enjoy social mobilization, information, organization, bargaining and communication capabilities. It also demands the State recognize and respect diversity, receptivity, formal mechanisms for channelling demands and preferences for allocating resources, and the investment alignment mechanisms of other non-state actors, among others.

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