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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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World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders. Durban-Ethekwini, November 2019

The UCLG Congress and World Summit of Local Leaders brought together more than 3000 delegates from around the world. We ...

Greater Cambridge Citizens' Assembly Full Report

The final report on the UK’s first citizens’ assembly dedicated to tacking transport issues has now been ...

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Paris Participatory Budgeting

From September 2014, Parisians may decide how to use the 5% of the budget in investments. 426 million capital budget in ...

Local innovations and initiatives in the management of conflicts and health risks in agro-pastoral zones: the SAREL and PASEL projects in the Dakoro, department in Niger

This article examines two projects concerned with livestock production in the Dakoro region of Niger. It highlights the ...


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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