Ecuador: co-coordinating ministries, government of the future

Posted on August 18, 2016 • Filed under: Ecuador, Social Issues / In Ecuador, a long period of ungovernability, with eight presidents in ten years, led to the writing of an entire new constitution in 2008, in which the state tried to wipe the slate clean and design a cutting-edge way of matching the nature of the problems it faced. One aspect of the reform was the creation of these ‘co-coordinating ministries’. A similar attempt to solve this organisational problem exists in countries such as Singapore and others such as Finland and Venezuela have tried having ‘joint ministers’ or a whole group of vice-presidents with different remits. Read Article

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