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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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Open Data for Development: The World Bank, Aid Transparency, and the Good Governance of International Financial Institutions

Author: Catherine E. ...

Social Middleware for Civic Engagement

Rafael Angarita, Nikolaos Georgantas, Valerie ...

case studies

Free Labs for social participation

An initiative that seeks to combine political knowledge with the hacker culture to democratize and strengthen ...

Participatory Gender Budget in Wenling of Zhejiang Province in China

This experience was presented as candidate for the 9th IOPD Award for Best Practices in Citizen Participation in ...


At present IOPD membership is made up of cities of 98 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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