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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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V-Dem Annual Democracy Report 2019


Citizens expect: Lessons from the European Citizens' Consultations

Paul Butcher (Policy Analyst) and Corina Stratulat (Head of European Politics and Institutions programme and ...

case studies

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" ...

Community participation and water supply in deprived areas of Madagascar

Publisher: Institut ...


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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