Welcome to PG Exchange

This is a global online platform for knowledge development, sharing and learning on participatory governance (PG). Participatory governance is about empowering citizens to participate in processes of public decision-making that affect their lives. This site provides information on a wide range of participatory governance practices and tools – all aimed at achieving more transparent, responsive, accountable and effective governance, at both the local and national level, through active citizen participation.

     PG Exchange offers free access to:

  • A database of over 30 PG tools and selected key resources. The number is constantly growing so visit often!
  • A global Community of Practice (CoP) supporting information sharing on participatory governance. The CoP allows you to connect with a global community of participatory governance practitioners and experts and to participate in online discussion groups.
  • An online calendar of participatory governance events around the globe.

Involved or interested in participatory governance? Join our growing Community of Practice here


NEW: Opportunity to promote your work on participatory governance!!

CIVICUS – FACTS Reports Special Issue: Local Democratic Innovations

CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, in partnership with the FACTS Initiative, is pleased to announce a call for proposals on local democratic innovations. Contribute and send an abstract on any innovative project or initiative on governance, participation and accountability at the local and national levels. It can be selected to be published in a special issue of the FACTS Reports to be released in the summer 2013.

Send a 300-word abstract of your proposed paper, in English, French, Spanish or Portuguese, with your CV and a one paragraph biographical statement to Dorothée Guénéheux and to David Kode before 28 February 2013.


Numéro spécial Rapport FACTS – CIVICUS : Innovations Démocratiques Locales

CIVICUS : Alliance Mondiale pour la Participation Citoyenne, en partenariat avec l'Initiative FACTS, a le plaisir d'annoncer un appel à propositions conjoint sur les innovations démocratiques locales. Contribuez-y en envoyant vos résumés d'articles sur un projet ou initiative innovant en matière de gouvernance, participation et reddition des comptes à l'échelle locale ou nationale. Votre proposition pourrait être sélectionnée pour publication dans un numéro spécial de la revue FACTS Reports à paraitre à l'été 2013.

Envoyez un résumé de 300 mots de votre proposition d'article, en anglais, français, espagnol ou portugais, avec votre CV et un paragraphe biographique à Dorothée Guénéheux ou à David Kode avant le 28 février 2013.


Número especial FACTS Reports – CIVICUS: Innovaciones Democráticas Locales

CIVICUS: Alianza Mundial para la Participación Ciudadana, en asociación con la iniciativa FACTS, se alegra de anunciar una convocatoria común de propuestas sobre innovaciones democráticas locales. Contribuye y envía tu propuesta sobre un proyecto o iniciativa innovador sobre la gobernanza, participación y rendición de cuentas a nivel local o nacional. Puede ser seleccionada para su publicación en una edición especial de los FACTS Reports que se publicara en elverano de 2013.

Envíe un resumen de 300 palabras sobre su propuesta de ponencia, en inglés, francés, español o portugués, con su CV y un párrafo biográfico a Dorothée Guénéheux o a David Kode antes del 28 de febrero de 2013.

CIVICUS Report on the workshop "Democratising Governance through Citizen Participation"

CIVICUS has compiled all of the presentations and discussions which took place during the PG-ODI workshop held in Johannesburg 25-26 October 2011 on Democratising Governance through Citizen Participation into a final report. We would like to thank everyone who has made this workshop a success and to those who contributed to the finalization of this report. The report may be accessed here.

CIVICUS launches its inaugural State of Civil Society Report!

The State of Civil Society 2011, published by CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation is the first report on the changing health and state of civil society. It looks at five key thematic areas across civil society: civil society response to emergency and crisis; protest, activism and participation; the space for civil society; the resourcing of civil society; and civil society’s role in the multilateral arena.This pilot report was produced with inputs from a number of civil society activists, leaders and other stakeholders, and in future years will be developed through increasing collaboration with a widening spectrum of civil society actors.

For more information and to download a copy online, click here.

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