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Available now: OECD ‘Catching the Deliberative Wave’ report

Access the OECD report and highlights here.

It is the first empirical comparative study that analyses how representative deliberative processes (such as Citizens’ Assemblies and Juries) are being used for public decision making around the world.

Public authorities across the world and at all levels of government have used around 300 Citizens’ Assemblies, Juries, and Panels to involve citizens in tackling complex policy problems.

Recently, ambitious public institutions have moved from projects to permanence.

Urban planning (43 examples), health (32), environment (29), strategic planning (26) and infrastructure (26) are top policy areas for which governments have commissioned representative deliberative processes.

Public deliberation can help governments to navigate the issues that normally divide us.

Join the conversation on Twitter at #delibWave!



Participo is a digest for the OECD Open Government Unit’s area of work on innovative citizen participation. Articles by external contributors are their own and do not reflect the views of the OECD.

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Claudia Chwalisz

Founder and CEO, DemocracyNext. Previously OECD Innovative Citizen Participation Lead.