Published on July 3, 2009

Focus on Citizens: Public Engagement for Better Policy and Services

By Edward Andersson

Edward Andersson is European Associate for Involve and an established expert on methods of participatory decision making. He set up Participationcompass.org – one of Europe’s leading public engagement sites, and has advised a number of organisations on public engagement strategies, including the Home Office, the European Commission, the OECD, WHO Europe, UNDP Turkey and numerous Local Authorities and Health Trusts.

Richard Wilson and Edward Andersson of Involve contributed to the most recent OECD study on Public Engagement;

Focus on Citizens: Public Engagement for Better Policy and Services

How are OECD governments putting the principles of open and inclusive policy making into practice? How can they ensure broader, more inclusive, participation?

This book provides answers to these questions, and more, based on a survey of governments in 25 countries, 14 in-depth country case studies and 18 opinion pieces from leading civil society and government practitioners. It includes 10 guiding principles to support open and inclusive policy making and service delivery in practice.

For information on how to obtain this book please click here

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