Broadly speaking, an open system is one that constantly interacts with its surroundings, fostering an ongoing exchange of matter, energy, and/or information. It's important to note that the interpretation of the "open system" concept varies depending on the disciplinary perspective. Its nature differs when viewed through the lens of physics, biology, or informatics. However, … [Read more...] about Open Systems: Definition, Characteristics and Resources
Citizen participation refers to the action of taking part in government processes and can involve several different scenarios, for instance, when the government directly invites citizens to participate in initiatives such as citizen consultations, or when an NGO organizes citizens to participate in generating suggestions or requirements to the government.
This tag brings together all the articles that have been written in Abierto al Público on citizen participation, including guidelines to encourage it, recommendations, guides and other news in this regard.
In the wake of COVID-19, the international community at large has called for practicing transparency, integrity and openness in response to the pandemic and ongoing recovery efforts. The Inter-American Development Bank Group’s (IDB Group’s) Office of Institutional Integrity (OII) calls on civil society and members of the public to collaborate in the promotion of open, … [Read more...] about A focus on integrity: a common goal for the IDB Group and civil society
Climate change constitutes a threat to sustainable development, prosperity of all countries, and presents a significant challenge to ending extreme poverty. Recently, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) issued a report called Global Resources Outlook 2019, noting that historical and current patterns of natural resource use are generating increasingly negative impacts … [Read more...] about Opening up climate agendas: three international good practices based on access to information
[message_box title="" color="blue"] This is Part II of a two-part series by The Governance Lab at the NYU School of Engineering on how to design a public participation initiative for lawmaking. The series is based on “Congress Is Broken; CrowdLaw Could Help Fix It” and “10 Recommendations for Designing Better CrowdLaw Initiatives.” [/message_box] In 2014, Brazil’s … [Read more...] about CrowdLaw: how to design a public participation initiative for lawmaking
[message_box title="" color="blue"] This is Part I of a two-part series by The Governance Lab at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering, based on two articles on how to promote public participation in lawmaking: “Congress Is Broken; CrowdLaw Could Help Fix It,” which appeared in Forbes January 23, 2018 and “10 Recommendations for Designing Better … [Read more...] about CrowdLaw: The Demand for Public Participation in Lawmaking