Discussion, Dialogue, or Deliberation

IWRM is a form of ecosystem-based management which fosters participation and encourages respect for the diverse values and aspirations of communities.
The Sustained Dialogue Campus Network is a networking tool developed by the International Institute for Sustained Dialogue to expand the use of dialogue and deliberation on university campuses.
Problem/Purpose Since the 1990s, several national governments in Africa have encouraged peaceful political transition through democratic elections. There is growing recognition that open and free elections give people a sense of political participation and inclusion - an avenue to delegate decision-making responsibility to elected representatives. In Nigeria, attempts have been...
Community committees are representative bodies established as intermediaries between an area’s residents and a higher level of government.
Participatory rural appraisal is a citizen-centred method of development. The process empowers locals by including them directly in the issue identification and evaluation process and, in many cases, in the final implementation and post-construction monitoring.
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促进临海市委推动基层协商议事制度建设的直接动因在于,基层干部经常遇见这样的困惑和感慨:“为什么我们的一些决策是为了老百姓好,但是他们却并不理解?”让本来为了老百姓好的政府单位,往往被民众一再误解,造成项目难推进,工作难进展。经过分析,他们认为决策不透明、宣传不到位、协商不民主、执行不规范是四大因素,并且认为协商民主是削除民众误解、推进政府政策的好机制。在此背景下,临海市委积极探索建立党组织主导的基层协商机制,把协商民主引入基层的社会治理之中。
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The Longbiao Group’s deliberative conversations were part of a broader series of democratic conversations in Zeguo township. The group's conversations provided an opportunity for education and training, a first step in developing an improved relationship between management and workers.
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The Guangming Village local government set up a platform for public deliberation on the role of married-out women. Although the deliberative forum is held under an authoritarian system, this case demonstrates how the government’s public policy making can be the result of the contestation of many interest groups.
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2014年9月,中国海宁组建百人信访评议团,引入群众“陪审团”模式,建立多层次“百人评议员库”,以中立性、多元化、社会化为指导原则挑选信访评议团,对特殊疑难信访事项进行公开评议,助推矛盾纠纷的化解。

Method: Maptionnaire

Definition Maptionnaire is a software-as-a-service that integrates survey questions with an interactive map. It enables efficient collecting, analyzing and visualization of map-based data. It is easy to make a Maptionnaire survey - and even easier to respond. With Maptionnaire’s browser tool, analysis and visualizations are easy to perform and share...
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