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Scope checklist

Published: March 4, 2017

Before you begin... Ask yourself . . . Yes If the answer is no . . . Can anything change as a result of participation? ❏ A participatory process may not be right for you. Consider using traditional communication methods instead. Do you have enough resources both time and money to run the process? ❏…

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Context checklist

Published: March 4, 2017

A good participatory process should be grounded within its context. This means taking into account the particular circumstances or context surrounding and affecting the process in a broad sense. This checklist aims to help you to focus on some particular aspects that should be considered. Ask yourself... Are you aware of how committed, involved or…

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Evaluation framework

Published: March 3, 2017

The table below provides a simple framework for assessing the benefits of participation, based on the four generic reasons why engagement is carried out.   GOALS / PURPOSE     POSSIBLE INDICATORS (examples)   HOW TO GET DATA (examples)   IMPORTANT ASSUMPTIONS (examples) Improved governance   Increased trust in government   Surveys before and after the engagement…

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Community cohesion and participation – a practical framework

Published: March 3, 2017

The aim of this framework is to provide practical guidance for anyone seeking to work with their local communities towards creating greater community cohesion. It builds on the findings of Involve’s research into the relationship between local-level public participation and community cohesion. Public participation is only part of the answer to building and sustaining cohesive communities;…

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