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The International Observatory on Participatory Democracy (IOPD) is an international network open to all cities, organizations and research centers interested in learning about, exchanging and applying experiences of participatory democracy at the local level. [ + info ]

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Participatory Budgeting in the City of Vancouver's West End

The West End pilot is the first PB project of its kind in Vancouver and community vote opens January 25 until February 4, ...

The Redistribution of Representation through Participation: Participatory Budgeting in Chengdu and Delhi

Emilie Frenkiel and Stéphanie Tawa ...

case studies

Citizens initiatives in Barcelona

Citizen initiatives are a means citizens have of getting the City Council to carry out specific ...

Local innovations and initiatives in the management of conflicts and health risks in agro-pastoral zones: the SAREL and PASEL projects in the Dakoro, department in Niger

This article examines two projects concerned with livestock production in the Dakoro region of Niger. It highlights the ...


At present IOPD membership is made up of cities of 100 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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