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Launch of 2014 State of Participatory Democracy Report

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM (EDT) New York, NY

Join The Hunger Project, in partnership with the UN Democracy Fund (UNDEF) and Logolink - a global learning initiative for citizen participation and local governance for the launch of the 2014 State of Participatory Democracy Report.

This year, THP reached out to civil society organizations (CSOs) from the MENA region as well as democratically fragile areas of Africa, the Balkans and Central Asia to host multi-stakeholder focus group discussions about legal versus perceived democracy within respective states. Survey results yielded shocking findings about which countries are truly a close second to developed states in their local governance structures and active citizenry. We look forward to sharing with you the new ranking of 52 countries' legal framework and degrees of implementation of five key dimensions:

-Active citizenry

-Political decentralization

-Administrative decentralization

-Fiscal decentralization

-Multi-stakeholder planning