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The International Observatory on Participatory Democracy (IOPD) is an international network open to all cities, organizations and research centers interested in learning about, exchanging and applying experiences of participatory democracy at the local level. [ + info ]

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The french city of Strasbourg is launching its second Participatory Budgeting

Last November 4th, the city of Strasbourg launched an annual participatory budgeting for the second time in the framework of ...

Pitfalls of Aiming to Empower the Bottom from the Top

The Case of Philippine Participatory ...

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"Conto, Partecipo, Scelgo" Bilancio partecipativo del Comune di Milano (I count, I'm involved, I choose: participatory budgeting of the City of Milan)

The Municipality of Milan has given its citizens the chance to decide how to spend part of the municipal budget (9 million ...

Transparency in delivery of entitlements through empowered Civil Society Organisations (CSOs): The Consortium of Groups for Combating Corruption (CGCC) model in Rajasthan, India

Electronic reference Om Prakash Arya and Madhu Sudan Sharma, Transparency in delivery of entitlements through empowered ...


At present IOPD membership is made up of cities of 100 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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