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Institutionalising Citizen Participation in Urban Governance

Author: Dr. Kaustuv Kanti Bandyopadhyay, Bhavita Vaishnava
Published by: Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA)
Date: 2013

This brief from PRIA offers interesting insights on citizen participation in urban governance. It analyses the Theory of Change and describes the impacts that citizen participation can have on strengthening local governance. It also describes the challenges that participation mechanisms might face when including citizens in urban governance, as well as several lessons learned on the values and principles of citizen participation and the pre-conditions of participation. This brief is an interesting piece as it showcases case studies from India, Bangladesh and Cambodia.

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