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Adhocracy is an open source software tool modelled after the decentralized "Liquid Democracy" method of collaborative governance.
LiquidFeedback is an online proposition development and decision-making tool which seeks to operationalize the concept of 'liquid democracy'.
In July of 2016 the African Center for Energy Policy (ACEP) Ghana launched a campaign and series of regional forums to promote government accountability, democratize energy sector governance, and collate data to publish a Citizens Energy Manifesto that would inform political party platforms in advance of the December 2016 national elections.
Portugal is one of the first European countries to introduce Participatory Budgeting (PB). The Lisboa City Council (here in after, CML) – adopted the “Charter of Principles” on July 9th, 2008. From 2008 to 2016 – 5,570 proposals were submitted, 1829 of them were selected and finally 31, 205,688.00 Euro...
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The county initiated budget consultation processes that considered the public views and approved projects from the long lists provided during the 30 budget consultations held at the Ward level. While an important first step, the Makueni budget consultations in the 2014/15 budget cycle were characterized by weaknesses. To address the...
This case documents the use of the Facebook group “Mouvement du 20 Février - Maroc - حركة 20 فبراير” and the citizen-led online open access Mamfakinch by Moroccan activists to express grievances, discuss, share uncensored information and to organize a broad based movement within Morocco coordinated around February 20th 2011.
Participatory Forest Management (PFM) is a community-based approach to forest conservation and management. Melanie McDermott and Kate Schreckenberg, who write about equity in community forestry and the experiences faced in both North and South countries, describe community forestry as an ‘‘exercise by local people over decisions regarding management of forests,...
Community Based Health Insurance (CBHI) schemes have become a primary way of financing healthcare in several developing countries today. In most countries, CBHI schemes are financed through general tax revenues or contributions from social insurance groups[i]. In Ethiopia, the CBHI initiative was set up as a community-based health project that...
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In many Sub-Saharan African contexts, the promotion of gender equality and women's empowerment is an imperative. Kenya's radio listening groups and radio programmes further this goal by disseminating the information necessary for women to claim their rights as citizens and to claim access to government services.
A expressão Jornadas de Junho foi usada para referir-se a todas as manifestações ocorridas em diferentes locais do Brasil no mês de Junho de 2013. Naquela ocasião, centenas de milhares de pessoas foram às ruas em várias capitais do país. Havia um mal-estar generalizado com o sistema político brasileiro. Grande...
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