LATINNO: Innovations for Democracy in Latin America


LATINNO is the first comprehensive database documenting democratic innovations in Latin America. The project collects and analyzes data on (non-electoral) forms of citizen participation in eighteen countries of the region from 1990 to 2016. It comprises practices involving deliberation, direct voting, e-participation and new forms of citizen representation.

The main purpose of the project is to investigate what makes democratic innovations effective in Latin America, and the extent to which they enhance (or not) different dimensions of the quality of democracy such as responsiveness, accountability, political inclusion and social equality.

In December 2015, LATINNO was awarded a grant from the Open Society Foundation. This grant will allow the project to complete its quantitative and qualitative investigation on the context, the institutional design, and the impact of democratic innovations in Latin America.

Until the end of June 2017, LATINNO will provide public access to its dataset in its website.

You can find more information on the project’s website: