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Nine principles of effective deliberative public engagement

Published: February 21, 2017

Involve has nine principles of effective deliberative engagement: The process makes a difference The process is transparent The process has integrity The process is tailored to circumstances The process involves the right number and types of people The process treats participants with respect The process gives priority to participants' discussions The process is reviewed and…

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IAP2 Core Values for the Practice of Public Participation

Published: March 3, 2017

The International Association for Public Participation (IAP2)'s "Core Values for Public Participation" set out broad principles for the practice of public participation. They were 'developed over a two year period with broad international input to identify those aspects of public participation which cross national, cultural, and religious boundaries'. Core Values for the Practice of Public Participation Public participation…

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GIFT Principles of Public Participation in Fiscal Policy

Published: July 2, 2017

The Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency has ten principles for public participation in fiscal policy: Accessibility - facilitate public participation in general by disseminating complete fiscal information and all other relevant data, in formats and using mechanisms that are easy for all to access, understand, and to use, re-use and transform, namely in open data…

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OECD Guiding principles for open and inclusive decision making

Published: July 3, 2017

The OECD has ten principles for open and inclusive decision making: 1. Commitment: Leadership and strong commitment to open and inclusive policy making is needed at all levels –politicians, senior managers and public officials. 2. Rights: Citizens’ rights to information, consultation and public participation in policy making and service delivery must be firmly grounded in law…

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