Why Bother? The Motivation Question in Citizen Feedback

When we set up a way of collecting citizens’ feedback, too often there’s a big assumption we are making. We assume that the citizen – indeed, a diverse range of citizens – those who have power and those who do…

Citizen feedback in practice

Opening up governance activities to citizen participation is slowly, but surely, becoming the norm, thanks to the Open Government Partnership (OGP). Aided with computer technology, government entities have established mechanisms for citizen feedback in the hope of using them as…

Statement by H.E. Mr. Edward Nalbandian, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia on the High-Level Event: “Open Government Partnership 5 Year Celebration”

  20 September, 2016, New York Honorable Co-chairs; Excellences, Ladies and Gentlemen, We express our gratitude to the Government of South Africa for its efforts towards advancing the important agenda of Open Government Partnership in the past year and wish…

Mendigos y Netizens: Diseño participativo de políticas públicas en Armenia

Want to read this blog in English? En la antigüedad, algunas veces la gente tenía la oportunidad de conocer a su rey en las calles. Los reyes se vestían de mendigos para hablar con sus ciudadanos. “¿Estás feliz con tu…

Beggars and Netizens: Crowdsourcing policy-making in Armenia

¿Quieres leer este blog en español? In ancient times, people were privileged with several chances to meet their king in the streets, who would be dressed as a beggar to talk to his citizens. “Are you happy with your king,…