Data

General Issues
Governance & Political Institutions
Specific Topics
Public Participation
Scope of Influence
Multinational
Files
Project Document
Links
https://www.newdemocracy.com.au/2018/10/17/united-nations-democracy-fund-democracy-beyond-elections/
Videos
UN Democracy Fund: Democracy Beyond Elections – Iain Walker in conversation with Annika Savill
Ongoing
Yes
Purpose/Goal
Make, influence, or challenge decisions of government and public bodies
Develop the civic capacities of individuals, communities, and/or civil society organizations
Deliver goods & services
Approach
Advocacy
Leadership development
Civil society building
Spectrum of Public Participation
Inform
General Types of Methods
Collaborative approaches
Legality
Yes
Facilitators
Not applicable
Types of Interaction Among Participants
Listen/Watch as Spectator
Information & Learning Resources
Written Briefing Materials
Not Relevant to this Type of Initiative
Decision Methods
Not Applicable
Communication of Insights & Outcomes
Independent Media
Primary Organizer/Manager
United Nations
Type of Organizer/Manager
International Organization
Non-Governmental Organization
Funder
United Nations Democracy Fund
Type of Funder
International Organization
Staff
No
Volunteers
No

CASE

Enabling National Initiatives to take Democracy beyond Elections

First Submitted By Lucy J Parry, Participedia Team

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General Issues
Governance & Political Institutions
Specific Topics
Public Participation
Scope of Influence
Multinational
Files
Project Document
Links
https://www.newdemocracy.com.au/2018/10/17/united-nations-democracy-fund-democracy-beyond-elections/
Videos
UN Democracy Fund: Democracy Beyond Elections – Iain Walker in conversation with Annika Savill
Ongoing
Yes
Purpose/Goal
Make, influence, or challenge decisions of government and public bodies
Develop the civic capacities of individuals, communities, and/or civil society organizations
Deliver goods & services
Approach
Advocacy
Leadership development
Civil society building
Spectrum of Public Participation
Inform
General Types of Methods
Collaborative approaches
Legality
Yes
Facilitators
Not applicable
Types of Interaction Among Participants
Listen/Watch as Spectator
Information & Learning Resources
Written Briefing Materials
Not Relevant to this Type of Initiative
Decision Methods
Not Applicable
Communication of Insights & Outcomes
Independent Media
Primary Organizer/Manager
United Nations
Type of Organizer/Manager
International Organization
Non-Governmental Organization
Funder
United Nations Democracy Fund
Type of Funder
International Organization
Staff
No
Volunteers
No

This is a joint ongoing project between the New Democracy Foundation and the United Nations Democracy Fund to promote deliberation and citizen involvement in democratic decision-making. The project will develop a range of resources and projects in different national contexts.


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Problems and Purpose

This is an ongoing project that aims to demonstrate democratic practices going beyond standard citizen involvement such as voting, to highlight the benefits and reality of deliberative and participatory practices [1]. The overall aim is to learn how these practices might be applied across different political contexts around the world [2].

Background History and Context

Organizing, Supporting, and Funding Entities

This is a joint project between the United Nations Democracy Fund and newDemocracy Foundation.

Participant Recruitment and Selection

Methods and Tools Used

What Went On: Process, Interaction, and Participation

The first task is to develop a guidebook that will not only discuss different examples of deliberative democracy but also lay out how to conduct them [3]. The project will also fund three pilot projects and produce a documentary on deliberative democracy in 2019-2020.

Influence, Outcomes, and Effects

Analysis and Lessons Learned

See Also

References

[1] newDemocracy Foundation (2018). UN Democracy Fund: Democracy Beyond Elections – Iain Walker in conversation with Annika Savill. YouTube. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=4UWKXNSiz9Y

[2] newDemocracy Foundation (2018). United Nations Democracy Fund: Democracy Beyond Elections. Available at: https://www.newdemocracy.com.au/2018/10/17/united-nations-democracy-fund-democracy-beyond-elections/

[3] newDemocracy Foundation (2018). UN Democracy Fund: Democracy Beyond Elections – Iain Walker in conversation with Annika Savill. YouTube. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=4UWKXNSiz9Y

External Links

United Nations Democracy Fund

Notes