5 - Highly Complex

Definition An expert advisory panel is a group of appointed experts selected to provide advice on a specific issue, particularly issues requiring technical knowledge and expertise such as scientific issues [1] . The members of the panel should be independent from government or decision-makers, and their advice is provided as...
The People’s Policy is a citizen-led approach to policy development. The methodology was developed in South Australia by DemocracyCo, a professional deliberative practitioner and facilitator organisation, and a group of stakeholders, made up of government, business, and public service representatives. The process consists of a panel of citizens working collaboratively...
Self-governance is the exercise of power or control over oneself without external interference.
A Citizens' Summit is a large, deliberative event on broad topic. Summits are typically organized to inform citizens on an issue and to gather feedback or proposals.
Note: the following entry is a stub. Please help us complete it. Definition Social innovation labs (otherwise known as design labs, change labs, civic experiments) offer a space for collaborative action on 'wicked' problems. According to Darcy Riddell, Director of Strategic Learning for the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, "Social Innovation...
Civic or 'public' journalism treats writers and readers of news media as participants in the democratic process rather than passive reporters or observers. Civic journalism reports news in a way that encourages and facilitates public deliberation on political and social issues.
The National System of Social Participation is a Brazilian public policy designed to strengthen existing participation mechanisms and their interfaces, especially virtual, in a flexible way, not hierarchical and complementary.

Method: Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is an alternative finance model whereby funds are sourced from a large number of individuals (a ‘crowd’). Crowdfunding has gained new popularity with online cites such as Kickstarter and GoFundMe which connect project creators directly to potential backers.

Method: Hackathon

Hackathons were generally defined as large-scale collaborative computer programming but the term has recently expanded to include events that venture outside the realm of computer programming, but still require collective ideation and participation to generate ideas and solutions.
Multi-criteria decision analysis is a rigorous decision-making method that can be used to analyse possible options for complex decisions. It enables decision-makers to evaluate options against an explicit set of criteria and avoids confusion by following a systematic, highly structured process. It has been used most extensively in democratic innovations...
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