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Giving citizens opportunities to provide input into government decision-making leads to more effective governance, improved public service deliveryTo ensure that citizens of all groups are better supported by the government, OGP participating governments are working to improve the quality of and access to public services. Commitments in this are..., and more equitable outcomes.
Technical specifications: Forums (formal or informal), mechanisms, and processes that allow citizens to consult, comment or provide feedback on the actions of government either through organized discussions with government agents and CSOs or through online interfaces that allow for public feedback on policy, public service delivery, etc.
See also: Public Participation in Budget/Fiscal PolicyAllowing citizens to have a voice in how money is spent can improve the efficiency of public service delivery and strengthen tax compliance. Technical specifications: Direct engagement between the pub..., Regulatory GovernanceWhen citizens understand and help to shape the rules that govern society, regulations are more effective, business environments are stronger, and levels of corruption are lower. Technical specificatio...