Through participatory policymaking, residents propose, debate, and vote on new policies and policy changes, through online platforms and meetings. Participatory policymaking has been used in places such as Taiwan and Spain to introduce and adopt government policies on issues such as transportation, environment, technology, and public health.
Participatory Policymaking in Action
This is the tool we imagined when we started doing digital democracy practices in the squares and streets.
- Miguel Arana, former director of citizen participation for the City Council of Madrid
vTaiwan’s scope is not limited to Taiwan or any particular government; it’s an experiment to prototype a model for consensus generation among large groups in general.
- Audrey Tang, digital minister, Taiwan
The simple but ingenious system Taiwan uses to crowdsource its laws
Democracy Beyond Elections: Participatory Policymaking Model
Transforming Governments via Citizensourcing
Review key design questions that you will need to answer to plan a participatory policymaking program, and sample answers to these questions. To create a plan that works for your situation, start your own participatory policymaking playbook. The playbook will walk you through the most important questions to answer when designing a process. Each step of the way, we will share recommended options and information to help you decide. At the end, you will have a plan for your process.