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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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International Forum on the Challenges of Citizen Participation, organized by the IECM

The IOPD coordinator gives a keynote presentation at the forum organized by the Mexico City Electoral ...

Deliberation improves collective decisions: Experimental evidence from Kenya

Tara ...

case studies

Participatory Process in the Development of the Regulation of the Law on Participation and Social Control in the Municipality of La Paz, Bolivia.

This experience was submitted at the 8th IOPD ...

Seattle Budget Simulation

The City of Seattle offers an online budget simulator in order that citizens can understand how it works the municipal ...


At present IOPD membership is made up of cities of 102 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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