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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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The IOPD collects experiences of localization of the SDGs and local democracy

Citizen participation in the implementation of global ...

Rewiring Democracy: Subconscious Technologies, Conscious Engagement, and the Future of Politics

A project from Public Agenda created in partnership with the Democracy Fund Authored by: Matt Leighninger and Quixada ...

case studies

Seattle Pedestrian Master Plan Citizen Participation Strategy

To be successful, the Seattle Pedestrian Master Plan (PMP) project will need meaningful citizen participation from members ...

U.S. Public Participation Playbook

The Playbook is a resource for US governments, a guide to assess citizen participation. The aims of this project are to ...


At present IOPD membership is made up of cities of 95 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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