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Opening Aid Policy: Wider, Deeper, Longer

May 17, 2013 – Simon Burall

This is the third in a series of posts following the launch of an Involve research paper comparing public engagement in policy involving science and technology to public engagement in aid policy. It suggests a highly public and visible way in which DFID could involve the public. The final post in the series explores the…

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Aid and the Public: Learning from Open Policy Making in Science

May 17, 2013 – Simon Burall

This post summarises a new paper by Involve. The paper compares public engagement in policy involving science and technology to public engagement in aid policy. The paper concludes that DFID could significantly increase public support if it engaged British citizens differently. Further posts will explore how DFID might go about engaging citizens differently and the…

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Resetting the Aid Relationship

April 30, 2013 – Simon Burall

The aid and development sector has been a pioneer within the engagement field, developing practical and innovative methodologies such as Participatory Appraisal as well as embedding concepts such as ownership through participation as part of mainstream policy.  The focus of such activity has been in developing countries themselves. Beyond one way communication with UK taxpayers,…

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Resetting the Aid Relationship

April 17, 2013 – Simon Burall

The aid and development sector has been a pioneer within the engagement field, developing practical and innovative methodologies such as Participatory Appraisal as well as embedding concepts such as ownership through participation as part of mainstream policy.  The focus of such activity has been in developing countries themselves. Beyond one way communication with UK taxpayers,…

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The future of energy: public engagement’s moon race?

June 22, 2012 – Simon Burall

The debate about Europe's future energy needs is complex, technical and highly contested. It must involve the public as much as interested stakeholders. There are signs that decision-makers at European and national level understand this.  I’ve just come back from an EU Conference where the German decision to remove nuclear from the country’s future energy…

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Valuing volunteering

July 25, 2011 – Thea Shahrokh

A recent call by UK MPs for a rethink of David Cameron’s flagship National Citizen Service scheme has come at an interesting time for volunteer service initiatives internationally. The United Nations International Year of Volunteers+10 and the European Commission’s European Year of Volunteers are currently being used to drive global policy development in support of…

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National Volunteer Teacher Guyana, Thea

Valuing volunteering

July 25, 2011 – Thea Shahrokh

A recent call by UK MPs for a rethink of David Cameron’s flagship National Citizen Service scheme has come at an interesting time for volunteer service initiatives internationally. The United Nations International Year of Volunteers+10 and the European Commission’s European Year of Volunteers are currently being used to drive global policy development in support of…

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