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Participation Case Studies and Effective Practices

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The purpose of this site is not to duplicate content that is elsewhere on the Web, but to serve as a useful directory to that content for open government pioneers in the public and private sectors.  You may also be interested in transparency or collaboration case studies and effective practices.

 

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Federal Participation Initiatives:

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State Participation Initiatives:

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Local Participation Initiatives:

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Participation Initiatives from Outside the US:

  • Biobanking in British Columbia: (Canada) Researchers at the W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics, University of British Columbia (UBC), conducted two deliberative forums on the topic of human tissue biobanking.
  • British Columbia Citizens' Assembly on Electoral Reform: (Canada) The Citizens' Assembly on Electoral Reform was a body created by the government of British Columbia, Canada. The Assembly was charged with investigating and recommending changes to improve the electoral system of the province.

  • BürgerForum Europa: (Europe) The Citizens’ Forum is a new form of participation developed by the Bertelsmann Foundation, the Ludwig-Erhard Foundation and the Heinz Nixdorf Foundation. It is a 6-8 week online deliberation embedded in two live events, one at the beginning of the process and the other one at the end.
  • Porto Alegre Participatory Budgeting: (Brazil) Established in Porto Alegre, Brazil in 1989 as a means of involving ordinary citizens in the annual municipal budget decision-making cycle. By the turn of the 21st century, some 20,000 citizens participated in popular assemblies affecting the distribution of around $160 million in investment
  • Wenling City Deliberative Poll: (China) A participatory budgeting experiment conducted by local government officials in the Zeguo Township of Wenling City, China.

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General Participation Principles and Ideas:

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