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Taking the OGP Co-Creation Process Online – Country Examples

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Country Examples

COUNTRY DESCRIPTION CO-CREATION STAGE
Examples of countries using online platforms for OGP action plans in 2020
Argentina OGP Argentina : Trello for sharing information on action plan updates. Information Updates
Kenya First co-creation meeting was held over Zoom on April 2020 to discuss initiatives member institutions are undertaking for COVID-19 response as well as to start prioritizing policy areas to include in Kenya’s fourth action plan. Thirty eight participants attended the meeting. There are plans to continue the co-creation process virtually every 3 -4 weeks for the foreseeable future with the goal of submitting the Action Plan by December 2020. Crowdsourcing
Drafting
Lithuania OGP Lithuania: Lithuania is holding online consultations for 2020 action plan through this portal Crowdsourcing
New Zealand Public consultation on New Zealand’s fourth action plan will commence shortly through this portal that has also been used for sharing information and soliciting input for co-creating New Zealand’s previous action plans. Crowdsourcing
Deliberation
Information update
Uruguay Mirador de Gobierno Abierto is a portal which informs the public of the progress of Uruguay’s 2018-20 action plan commitments Information update
Examples of online participation in policymaking
Argentina Fundación Democracia en Red runs part of the DemocracyOS software and has been used for many public consultations. Crowdsourcing
Prioritization
Information update
Armenia The Ministry of Justice publishes draft legal acts through https://www.e-draft.am/ which has voting, commenting and feedback features Prioritization
Deliberation
Information updates
Chile The Citizen Consultation of 2019 is a large-scale, non-binding consultation that aims to gauge people’s opinions on various social topics. These topics impact both national and local levels of policy. Crowdsourcing
Prioritization
Deliberation
Estonia Rahvakogu – People’s Assembly in Estonia . Using YourPriorities (the online platform referenced above) People’s Assembly (Rahvakogu) was launched for crowd-sourcing ideas and proposals to amend Estonia’s electoral laws, political party law, and other issues related to the future of democracy in Estonia. Crowdsourcing
Deliberation
Iceland Citizens Foundation is used by Reykjavik City Council crowdsourcing ideas and letting the public vote on them. The best ones are debated every month by the City Council. You can use this platform for free, although Citizens Foundation also offers paid consultancy Crowdsourcing
Prioritization
Deliberation
Iceland Reykjavík’s Education Policy In 2017 the City of Reykjavík decided to crowdsource ideas to co-create the City’s education policy on Better Reykjavík. This was the first time that a specific policy of any government within Iceland was crowdsourced Crowdsourcing
Prioritizing
Ireland & United Kingdom Digital tools for Citizen Assemblies: This document uses as key examples the reports of the Irish Citizens’ Assembly on the Eighth Amendment — a state-facilitated exercise meant explicitly to feed back into political discussion — and the report on a Citizens’ Assembly on Brexit, which was run as a research exercise by a coalition led by UCL’s Constitution Unit. Some of the examples explored were projects with extensive administrative resources, which both allows for time spent on digitisation and the creation of raw materials (such as transcripts) to be digitised. Information updates
Madrid, Spain Decide Madrid : used to engage the public in decision-making, Decide Madrid aims to ensure transparency of government proceedings in the city of Madrid and to widen public participation in Council decision-making and spending processes. Crowdsourcing
Prioritizing
Deliberation
Information updates
Paraguay Engaging citizens in the implementation of its 2014-16 action plan , using a combination of live streaming, dashboards, and web platforms and news. Information updates
Philippines Check My School initiative is an example of enabling citizen monitoring of a specific commitment in the Philippines action plan. Information updates
Taiwan vTaiwan experimental e-consultation platform enables the broader public to participate in an ongoing process of problem identification Crowdsourcing
Prioritization
Deliberation
Information updates
United Kingdom Citizen Space was used for the Deputy Prime Minister’s Northern Futures project to collect ideas on how to create a new economic hub in the North of England. The Treasury also used this tool to gather ideas for the Spending Challenge Deliberation
Information updates
United Kingdom Rapid Online Deliberation on COVID-19 Technologies: A group of organisations who are collaborating to trial a rapid, online deliberation with 25-30 members of the public to talk about COVID-19 exit strategies Deliberation
United States Common Ground for Action Online Forums : Example from the U.S.-based National Issues Forum of online forums to weigh actions to solve problems Crowdsourcing
Deliberation

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