Think tank

The Democracy Lab

San José, Costa Rica

The Demo Lab is a laboratory of Democracy, created to fight against apathy and conformity, which they consider to be the main antagonists of a healthy and dynamic democracy. Their intention is to listen and make visible the needs and values ​​of citizens through experiments. With the results of these experiments, the Demo Lab intends to design prototypes of channels and mechanisms for citizen participation and collaborative governance, which allow maintaining the health of the social contract for the Costa Rica of the 21st century.

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Costa Rica

Central America

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Costa Rica
Operating languages
English , Spanish

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Leader(s) (2021): Dr. Álvaro Salas-Castro
Leader gender: Male
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Data notes

Last updated: 08/06/2021
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): OTT reviewed
Data sources consulted: Organisation´s website
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