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at the intersection of technology and participation, by Tiago Peixoto

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References on Evaluation of Citizen Engagement Initiatives

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Over the weekend I did some search on works related to the evaluation of citizen engagement initiatives (technology mediated or not).  This is far from exhaustive, but I thought it would be worth sharing with those who stop by here. Also, any help with identifying other relevant sources that I may be missing would be greatly appreciated.

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Who Participates in Africa? Dispelling the Myth

Whenever discussing participation in Africa (as well as in other developing countries) the issue of “who participates” often emerges. A constant in these conversations is an assumption that participation in the continent is strongly driven by material and immaterial resources (e.g. money, time). In other words, there seems to be a widespread belief, particularly among development practitioners,…

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A Review of the Evidence on Open BudgetingView Post

A Review of the Evidence on Open Budgeting

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Has Democratization Reduced Infant Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa?Evidence suggests it has. Excerpts from paper by Masayuki Kudamatsu:
Does democracy promote…View Post

Has Democratization Reduced Infant Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa?

Evidence suggests it has. Excerpts from paper by Masayuki Kudamatsu:

Does democracy promote…

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The Problem with Theory of Changepicture by skreened.com
If you are working in the fields of development or governance it’s highly…View Post

The Problem with Theory of Change

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If you are working in the fields of development or governance it’s highly…

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Participation, Transparency and Accountability: Innovations in South Korea, Brazil, and the Philippines
A report by Brian Wampler for the Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency (GIFT):
Citizen…View Post

Participation, Transparency and Accountability: Innovations in South Korea, Brazil, and the Philippines

A report by Brian Wampler for the Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency (GIFT):

Citizen…

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When Citizen Engagement Saves Lives (and what we can learn from it)When it comes to the relationship between participatory institutions and development outcomes,…View Post

When Citizen Engagement Saves Lives (and what we can learn from it)

When it comes to the relationship between participatory institutions and development outcomes,…

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10 Most Read Posts in 2013Below is a selection of the 10 most read posts at DemocracySpot in 2013. Thanks to all of those…View Post

10 Most Read Posts in 2013

Below is a selection of the 10 most read posts at DemocracySpot in 2013. Thanks to all of those…

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Rethinking Why People ParticipateHaving a refined understanding of what leads people to participate is one of the main concerns of…View Post

Rethinking Why People Participate

Having a refined understanding of what leads people to participate is one of the main concerns of…

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The Effect of SMS on Participation: Evidence from UgandaI’ve been wanting to post about this paper for a while. At the intersection of technology and…View Post

The Effect of SMS on Participation: Evidence from Uganda

I’ve been wanting to post about this paper for a while. At the intersection of technology and…

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