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Embedding Citizen Participation in Government (Discussion Notes)

2018 OGP Global Summit in Georgia – Interactive Station

There has been a lot of understandable interest and excitement surrounding innovations in citizen participation in recent years. The growth of citizens’ assemblies and deliberative forms of engagement, in particular, has caught the imagination of many people. But as we know, these innovations often count for little unless they become properly embedded within governments and part of the fabric of the organization. This task of shifting institutional cultures, processes and capacity to make citizen participation commonplace is difficult and un-glamourous, but it is essential to making participation and open government a reality.

Explore an overview of a recent discussion with government and civil society representatives in OGP on embedding citizen participation in government below.

Read a shortened version in our blog post here.


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