Government Beyond Recovery: Towards a future-fit public sector

Panel Discussion: Changing the relationship between government and citizens through democratic innovations

Oct 18 16:30 - 17:45

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People’s expectations about participation in public decision making have changed. Citizens are less trusting of government, but are also more engaged on issues that affect them and their communities. They expect to be involved in a wide range of ways that allow them to meaningfully contribute to decisions that impact them. Democratic innovations - institutions that deepen people’s participation in political decision making processes - have been shifting power towards citizens, allowing them to inform and shape how policies and services are designed. This session will explore examples of democratic innovations being designed and implemented in a way for citizen participation to be productive, and the effect this has on improving public decision making and strengthening society’s democratic fitness.