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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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Can Local Participatory Programs Enhance Public Confidence : Insights from the Local Initiatives Support Program in Russia

Shulga, Ivan; Shilov, Lev; Sukhova, Anna; Pojarski, Peter ...

Evaluation of Participatory Budgeting Activity in Scotland 2016-2018

Impact of participatory budgeting on communities, services, democracy and tackling inequality across local authorities in ...

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The program of the tax debt payment by work: from excluded to protagonists of the development

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

Paris Participatory Budgeting

From September 2014, Parisians may decide how to use the 5% of the budget in investments. 426 million capital budget 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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