But also, the same website has a participatory budget; has data visualization for the National Auditing Office; and has an e-petition section which is like “we the people” in the US, where people can get 5000 signatures and all the petitions that reach that threshold will get a point by point response from the ministers in charge of that particular affair. And if there’s a cross-ministerial issue, the NDC also helps to find which ministries are in charge of responding to which part of the petition and if it requires a more nuanced conversation. For example, the Uber case, it escalated to the Participation Officer meeting of all the different POs in each ministry that we talked about in the beginning of this interview. The POs vote every month on which case—there are usually two cases every month that we need to respond to with a collaborative meeting—and then run an open, multi-stakeholder dialogue with the people who have petitioned for it or even against it in a face to face manner, usually livestreamed, but always leaves a complete transcript and auditable trail of what discussion has been gone through to determine the collective imagination on how to meet that policy goal. We started developing this around 2015, so by now, it is a very stable part of the administration.

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