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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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The call for the 2020 IOPD Award is now open!

14th edition of the IOPD Award "Best Practice in Citizen ...

Report on best practices in initiative budgeting in Russia 2018

Best practices in the development of initiative budgeting in the regions and municipalities of the Russian ...

case studies

Alenquer's Participatory Budgeting - 1st Edition

The Participatory Budget cycle consisting of five phases takes place: first, evaluation and preparation; second, the ...

Co-creation of a public data opening policy in Olavarría, Argentina

The open government experience initiated by the Municipality of Olavarría has been part of the finalists for the 13th ...


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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