Citizen participation


Citizen participation

Empowering Citizens with Money and Social Media

Monday, September 8th, 2014 - 9:42
Monday, September 8, 2014 - 09:25
Inspired by successful efforts in Brazil and other countries around the world, several U.S. communities have undertaken pilot efforts to allow citizens to directly decide how monies are spent in their neighborhoods.

Co-Delivery: Beyond Traditional Citizen Engagement

Monday, March 11th, 2013 - 11:29
Monday, March 11, 2013 - 11:26
How can governments at all levels engage their citizens in ways that are more meaningful – and fun -- to both the citizens and their community? A series of pioneering initiatives hold new promise that this now can be done on a much wider scale.

Conversation with Authors: Manager’s Guide to Evaluating Citizen Participation with Prof. Tina Nabatchi

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 - 13:08
Learn from Prof. Tina Nabatchi how program managers can assess whether their efforts to increase citizen participation in their programs are making a difference.
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Mon, 12/09/2013
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Learn how program managers can assess whether their efforts to increase citizen participation in their programs are making a difference.

Does Citizen Participation Work?

Monday, January 30th, 2012 - 18:31
Monday, January 30, 2012 - 17:28
A new report, “A Manager’s Guide to Evaluating Citizen Participation,” by Tina Nabatchi, an assistant professor at the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, is designed to help answer these questions. Dr. Nabatchi says “Two types of evaluation are relevant for assessing citizen participation:”

A Manager’s Guide to Evaluating Citizen Participation

Monday, January 30th, 2012 - 11:19
The Obama administration’s Open Government Initiative is now three years old. But is it making a difference?  Dr. Nabatchi’s report is a practical guide for program managers who want to assess whether their efforts to increase citizen participation in their programs are making a difference. She lays out evaluation steps for both the implementation and management of citizen participation initiatives, as well as how to assess the impact of a particular citizen participation initiative.

Engaging Citizens vs. Streamlining Bureaucracy

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012 - 9:37
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 08:33
Fast-forward to 2012, where there’s an Administration promoting Open Government and citizen engagement via the internet and social media.  The old law, affectionately called FACA by government insiders, is still in force and increasingly irrelevant as agencies look for ways around its strictures to seek citizen and expert input.  But the original goals of the law are still very much a priority – to promote citizen participation and transparency, to ensure objectivity in advice to fe

Is Open Government Dead?

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011 - 11:37
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 11:30
For example, Washington Post columnist Vivek Wadhwa’s article “The Death of Open Government” followed the resignation announcement of the federal government’s chief information officer – and Open Government champion -- Vivek Kundra.  But President Obama’s signature Open Government initiative does live.  It is just that there may be a shift in emphasis from a focus on transparency to a focus on citizen engagement.

Customer Service Guidance from OMB

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011 - 9:56
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 09:52
Six weeks ago, President Obama signed an executive order, “Streamlining Service Delivery and Improving Customer Service,” directing agencies to develop customer service plans by the end of October.  The Office of Management and Budget finally released its guidance to agencies on how to prepare those plans.

Gumby Goes to the White House

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 - 16:02
Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - 14:57
Over the years, presidents have directed agencies to streamline their administrative requirements and work together on behalf of citizens.  The last major effort was in the Clinton Administration, which met with mixed success.  President Obama has declared he will try again:  “I believe that working together, State, local, and tribal governments and Federal agencies can distinguish between rules and requi

Inducement Prizes, Contests, and Challenge Awards

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011 - 10:41
Wednesday, January 5, 2011 - 09:36
Why?  Because prizes are effective.  Under the right circumstances, they can be more effective than traditional investments in research and development. Lowery says: “After falling out of favor for decades, such high-publicity, fat-reward contest came into vogue again in the aughts in the wake of the 1996 Ansari X Prize for advances in commercial spaceflight” which Burt Rutan’s SpaceShipOne won in 2004.