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The International Observatory on Participatory Democracy (IOPD) is a space open to all cities in the world and all associations, organizations and research centers interested in learning about, exchanging impressions and applying experiences of participatory democracy on a local scale with the aim of deepening the roots of democracy in municipal government. [ + info ]

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Revisiting the democratic promise of participatory budgeting in light of competing political, good governance and technocratic logics


Participatory Budgeting in Kenya

Kenya Accountable Devolution Program - World ...

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Optimizing E-musrenbang to support participatory-based development planning

Optimizing E-MUSRENBANG for participatory planning for development. The national system of planning for development has a ...

Linking university students to the processes of diffusion and promotion of the culture of legality, transparency and accountability in Mexico City

This experience was presented as candidate for the IOPD Award for Best Practices in Citizen Participation ...


At present IOPD membership is made up of cities of 92 countries around the world.

IOPD receives two kinds of members. Local or regional governments that join IOPD are registered as associate members. On the other side universities, research centres and associations are welcomed as collaborating members.


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