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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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Russian experience of citizen's participation in addressing local issues

This publication is part of the joint project ‘Strengthening Participatory Budgeting in Russian Federation Regions in ...

A Guide to Tactical Data Engagement

A Guide by Sunlight ...

case studies

The deliberative budget. A pilot project for the city

This experience was presented as candidate for the IOPD Award for Best Practices in Citizen Participation 2015, and was ...

Improvement of Participatory Gender Budget: the Case of Wenling in China

This experience with submitted to the 8th IOPD Distinction "Best Practice in Citizen Participation" ...


At present IOPD membership is made up of cities of 93 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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