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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 and the Philippines

A cursory survey of selected participatory Budgeting Experiences the ...

Furthering citizen engagement in local authority budgetary processes throught participatory budgeting in Ireland

A new report looks at how participatory budgeting (PB) is being used in Ireland and explores the learning from across the ...

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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 ...

The Edinburgh’s Budget Simulator

The City of Edinburgh Council is facing a budget challenge. We need to change the way we allocate resources across our ...


At present IOPD membership is made up of cities of 98 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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