The Active Democracy Network is a joint initiative between civil society organizations, in the inter-American context, for the development of strategic actions for the strengthening of regional democracy. One of its central actions is the “Citizen Participation for the Summits of the Americas” project, which monitors public commitments signed within the Organization of American States (OAS).

The project involves the application of a methodology for monitoring government action, with a view to involving civil society in identifying advances and setbacks in fulfilling the mandates resulting from the Summit of the Americas, with regard to four central themes for the consolidation of democracy: access to public information; freedom of expression, decentralization and local governments; and strengthening civil society participation.

In Brazil, Iser was the organization responsible for conducting this process, which had the participation of several civil society organizations. As a result, the “National Assessment Report of the Brazilian State” was prepared, which brought together the actions carried out by the Brazilian State in achieving these objectives, as well as a critical analysis of them, based on a collective assessment process.

Moniza Rizzini

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