Dialogue forums allow community members to evaluate what the elected officials were doing well and share suggestions on how they could work to improve the lives of citizens.
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Problems and Purpose
This social accountability method is used to bridge the gap between elected officials and community members, "as well as to reinforce mutual trust amongst them" by promoting communication. 
Origins and Development
Participant Recruitment and Selection
How it Works: Process, Interaction, and Decision-Making
In Cameroon, the forums allowed three types of youth participation: "(a) students were engaged in a drawing competition based on their vision for Santa; (b) some youth submitted written suggestions for improvements to Santa Council; and (c) others shared their suggestions using the microphone." 
Influence, Outcomes, and Effects
Analysis and Lessons Learned
Lead Image: Cameroon Dialogue Forum/Youth Outreach Programme Facebook http://tinyurl.com/yyfuo6s9