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The county initiated budget consultation processes that considered the public views and approved projects from the long lists provided during the 30 budget consultations held at the Ward level. While an important first step, the Makueni budget consultations in the 2014/15 budget cycle were characterized by weaknesses. To address the...
This case documents how Ghanaian women were able to build consensus and draft the Women's Manifesto for Ghana through deliberative assembly meetings. The Manifesto offers analysis, prescriptive demands and establishes a Women’s Manifesto Coalition, to ensure that the human rights of women are upheld.
Participatory Forest Management (PFM) is a community-based approach to forest conservation and management. Melanie McDermott and Kate Schreckenberg, who write about equity in community forestry and the experiences faced in both North and South countries, describe community forestry as an ‘‘exercise by local people over decisions regarding management of forests,...
Community Based Health Insurance (CBHI) schemes have become a primary way of financing healthcare in several developing countries today. In most countries, CBHI schemes are financed through general tax revenues or contributions from social insurance groups[i]. In Ethiopia, the CBHI initiative was set up as a community-based health project that...

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Note: the following entry is a stub. Please help us complete it. Definition According to the Oxford English Dictionary, social media encompasses "websites and applications that enable users to create and share content or to participate in social networking." [1] In the context of public participation initiatives, social media is...
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This case study will demonstrate how the World Bank in collaboration with the government are seeking to empower marginalized communities in West Pokot County to realize their development needs and priorities through Participatory Budgeting (PB). West Pokot is amongst the top ten marginalized counties in Kenya with a poverty rate...
1) Problemas e propósito A alteração e deterioração da qualidade do rio Este e à falta de um envolvimento efetivo dos utilizadores e da população da cidade de Braga levou o Concelho local a aderir ao Projeto Rios, no ano de 2015. Esse Projeto foi lançado na Catalunha pela “Associació...
Purpose and Goals The 1st Teenagers’ Municipal Council, held in the city of Ilion, Greece in 2015, was a simulation of the Ilion Municipal Council intended to familiarize high school-aged constituents with local democratic institutions. The event was held within the framework of the European Local Democracy Week — an...
The failures of Nigeria's civilian government gave rise to the Youngstars Foundation who committed to a campaign aimed at educating and mobilizing youths to improve participatory democracy and good governance through active post-election engagement of elected representatives.
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In 1999, a broad coalition of local actors from civil society protested against price increases and community water system expropriation following the privatization of water services in the city of Cochabamba. This paper aims to provide some information about the co-management of the water system after the Water War.
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