Civímetro is a guide for evaluation of civic labs.

Civímetro proposes a system adaptable to the context of each initiative but based on a methodological framework of reference that allows evaluations from different initiatives to be compared and, as such, to extract knowledge and share what is learned.

It has a seven-step evaluation plan to guide civic innovation initiatives throughout the entire process: from defining objectives and indicators to their measurement and drawing conclusions.

Why evaluate civic labs?

  • Because they are places that are aimed at empowering and offering autonomy to citizens.
  • Because they enable people and communities in a local context to be an active part of public policy processes through shared learning and open knowledge.
  • Because they are places where it is important to give visibility to the way things are done and the processes that determine reaching objectives.
  • Because they propose dynamics for collaboration and collective intelligence that are essential to living together in contemporary society.

Why Civímetro?

  • Because we need to give visibility to the changes that civic innovation produces in citizens and the territory.
  • Because we need to understand what makes the creation of civic experimentation processes possible in order to improve and activate them more effectively.
  • Because evaluation makes accountability possible, which should be incorporated as an essential phase of public policy.
  • Because it builds bridges between the network of civic labs to share learning.