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Lima's Participatory Budget Expands to Include All City Residents

BY Jessica McKenzie | Wednesday, July 3 2013

Participatory budgets give voice to Peru's poor, if they know to vote (Wikipedia)

Since 2003, municipalities in Peru have created budgets with input from representatives of civil society called “participating agents.” Last month, however, Lima expanded the participatory budget to include the general population. Approximately 20,000 residents voted; a vast improvement when compared to the handful of “participating agents,” but only a drop in the bucket considering Lima's eight million residents.

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The Europe Roundup: Patterns for Policy-Making 2.0

BY Antonella Napolitano | Saturday, July 16 2011

EU | Patterns for policy-making 2.0 PdF Europe 2010 speaker David Osimo is working on the possible uses of collaborative government. His research results point to three categories that fit the policy cycle: definition, ... Read More

Gov 2.0 Expo: Government as Partner with the Public; An Idea Whose Time Is...

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, September 8 2009

The final set of presentations at the Gov 2.0 Expo focused on "Government as a partner." This, hopefully, is where we'll hear about some cutting-edge examples of government opening up to involve citizens as co-creators ... Read More

Gov 2.0: Tim O'Reilly Argues for a Left-Right, Do-More-With-Less, Synthesis

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, September 8 2009

Gov 2.0 must mean more than government agencies using social media, said Tim O'Reilly, at this morning's opening of the day-long Gov 2.0 Expo at the DC Convention Center. Some 250-300 people have gathered early this ... Read More

"Developing Your Agency's Vision for Transparency and Open Gov" webinar on March 24th

BY W. David Stephenson | Monday, March 23 2009

Sorry for the short notice, but tomorrow at 1, EDT, Government Executive and IBM will present a free webinar, "Developing Your Agency's Vision for Transparency and Open Government." Presidents can say all they want about ... Read More

PoliticsWeb2.0: On the Future of Government in the Digital Era

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, April 17 2008

I'm at the Politics Web 2.0 conference at the University of London, Royal Hollaway, and things have just kicked off. As always with my visits to conferences, I will try to blog that which I find interesting (I'm no Ethan ... Read More

Lobbyists Fear Internet-Driven Public Participation in Bill Drafting

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, April 14 2008

Confronted by the prospect of internet-driven public participation in crafting legislation, the past head of the American League of Lobbyists says, "What's next? Are we going to let the American people decide our defense ... Read More