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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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Participatory Budgeting event in Intermediary Cities World Forum

During the World Forum of Intermediate Cities, an event on participatory budgeting will take ...

Participatory Budgeting: Could It Diminish Health Disparities in the United States?

Carolin Hagelskamp & David Schleifer & Chloe Rinehart & Rebecca ...

case studies

OSOIGO.COM where elected politicians answer your questions

100 politicians from 16 different political parties participate answering questions from citizens. In these seven months ...

Local Democracy and Citizen Participation in Dakar

The Initiative of Local Democracy and Citizen Participation of the City of Dakar aims to reinforce the capacity to plan, ...


At present IOPD membership is made up of cities of 93 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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