Citizen Participation

When people engage beyond the ballot box, the government does a better job of responding to their needs. Learn how citizens are driving real change in OGP countries around the world.

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In Uruguay, citizens and the government develop an integrated and collaborative approach to water management.

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A new platform in Ukraine amplifies citizen’s voices in the procurement process.

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The new Right to Information laws empower Sri Lankans to change their daily lives and their communities.

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Through a new online platform, Georgian citizens can learn about government budgets and reporting concerns.

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In Colombia, citizens and the government collaborate for better transparency and accountability in the courts.

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A digital platform in Buenos Aires enables vulnerable citizens to access georeferenced health information and share concerns about quality o...

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Austin is tackling historic inequity with a tool that allows citizens & government to measure the benefit of city initiatives in disadvantag...

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By releasing open transport data, the government in Buenos Aires helps residents plan their urban bus travel.

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Local officials in rural Kenya establish a WhatsApp-based channel to directly communicate with citizens.

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An innovative platform empowers citizens to crowdsource, prioritize, and vote on important policy proposals.

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In Paraguay, Municipal Development Councils give citizens a greater say in projects that impact their local communities.

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Amid concerns over public sector corruption in Spain, Madrid’s City Council gives citizens greater insight into how policies work.

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An innovative competition aids refugees by connecting citizens, government, and private enterprise.

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By overhauling the country’s complaints hotline, Panamanian officials have improved transparency, partnerships, and outcomes.

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An unexpected councilman brings power to the people.

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From private toilets to community policing, the twin cities of Sekondi-Takoradi benefit from an ambitious citizen engagement program.

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Social accountability activists are contributing to improve community services and a more responsive government.

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Through the "Eyes and Ears" project, citizens help monitor government projects.

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A new online platform for budget information invites citizens to weigh in.

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By strengthening indigenous voices in government, Costa Rica better serves its citizens.

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Citizens fight to better understand their land rights and protect their community land.

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To raise living standards, officials listen to what citizens really need.

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In Madrid, citizens come together online to rally for legislative change.

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How citizen councils can determine budget priorities to build paths out of poverty.

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Female citizens work to empower and protect indigenous communities.

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From fixing broken chairs to fighting for brighter futures, parents work together to improve schools in Mongolia.

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