Co-Production

Neighbourhood management has been used primarily in low-income neighbourhoods as a way to reform service delivery, improve living conditions and build community capacity. The process is fundamentally participatory in that it involves community members directly in the planning, implementation, and maintenance of services and infrastructure.
A relatively new entry into the field of democratic innovation, Citizens' Relations Management Platforms are online hubs connecting people to other channels of citizen-government communication and public services.
Community- or citizen-based monitoring is a generic term for citizen oversight of public services. Also known as participatory monitoring, CBM is ideally led by the local population and involves both oversight and reporting of service quality, efficiency, and efficacy.
Community Score Card is a method of participatory evaluation and oversight of government services developed by CARE.
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.
The Design for Change methodology is broken into four steps: feel, imagine, do, and share and is based on the belief that the student should have more autonomy over the learning process and that, ultimately, it is up to them to enact social change.

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.
The Enquiry-by-Design method is used in urban renewal projects and involves a consensus building approach among a diverse array of participants. Citizens are involved from the very beginning of the project till the final stages and are assisted by a technical team, stakeholders and government officials.

Method: Idea Jam

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An "idea jam" is a collaborative brainstorming activity or event, geared towards generating solutions in a fun and creative environment. Jams can be self or group-initiated or planned in advance and facilitated. The format of a jam is flexible to the problem space that is being addressed.
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