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Initiated in 2001 Participatory Budgeting (PB) was introduced to the Town of Mutoko, Zimbabwe, as a governmental response to protesting and other civil unrest due to corruption within government. To rekindle democratic engagement from the grassroots level 74% of the Mutoko Rural District Council budget was opened for discussion within...
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This paper evaluates the ways in which the Open Stands for the Practice of Conservation may or may not have facilitated the success of the Coquitlam River Watershed Roundtable. Topics discussed include the historical context; the participatory planning process that established the CRWR; and the implications of adopting the OS...
The "Inspiratiedag Participatie" was a meeting between a large number of innovators and practitioners in the field of civic participation. The meeting provided attendees to share and learn from their experiences. The event was part of a large initiative put on by the Flemish government to develop a communication strategy...
Note: the following is a stub. Please help us complete it. Definition From http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/+/http:/www.dfid.gov.uk/pubs/f... "PRA is recognised as a robust [technique] for generating policy insights from case-study evidence. It is based on two essential principles – “learning together” and “triangulation”. Learning together refers to the approach of working in partnership...
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Problem/Purpose A UN Inter-agency assessment of Pakistan’s food crisis is that high inflation rates result in malnutrition, increase in healthcare costs, social unrest and higher drop out rates from school because low income families or families with no income have to spend more on less nutritional food. Another issue that...
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Problem/Purpose There is a serious gap in national, international, academic and NGO discourses on how poverty in Pakistan is discussed and how it is lived by those who experience it first-hand. History/Overview In early 2001, a participatory poverty assessment mission was implemented in North-Western Frontier Provinces and the Federally Administered...
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Beginning in 2013, NHS Citizen was created to give citizens could a more active role in the NHS decision making in England. Now Assembly Meeting are held twice a year in order to deliberate over citizen-generated issues and discuss with the NHS England board.
Permanent political-institutional bodies linked to the administrative structure of the Brazilian State and related to a public policy area. Composed of representatives of government, civil society and, in some cases, members of the private sector the nature, objectives and parameters their functioning are determined by the establishing laws.
This article aims to provide basic information about public hearings carried out by the Brazilian Government as a consultative mechanism in the licensing process for construction of the Belo Monte Dam.
Note: This is the English-language translation of a case study that is also available in Portuguese https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/a46f9a_07b7c2cdb76640ac8b730905ba09a4bd.pdf Summary Generally, the public hearings (APs) are constituted as an instrument of popular[1] participation, foreseen by the Brazilian Constitution of 1988[2], that in its article 58 provides that the committees of the Chamber...
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