These guidelines walk the reader through ten steps to design, plan, and implement a citizen participation process, and detail seven different methods that can be used to involve citizens in policy-making. To illustrate these methods, the OECD gathered good practice examples through an open call.
This working paper presents a range of practices and lessons learned about accessible and inclusive public communication in OECD member and partner countries, with a particular focus on persons with a disability.
In 2021, the Australian government announced the development of a National Strategy for Volunteering, with the design of this strategy being led by Volunteering Australia. The ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods is undertaking research to support the development of the strategy, with this...
This paper explores a series of case studies that illustrate community governance models that started with a community led vision for complex green infrastructure projects.
This study provides illustration of the cognitive, affective and behavioral components of 'sense of place' through three case studies from Victoria.
Interventions to improve social, community and civic participation of adults on the autism spectrum or living with intellectual or psychosocial disability
This report is an umbrella evidence review to identify which interventions and supports improve social and community participation for adults on the autism spectrum or who have intellectual disability or psychosocial disability.
‘Getting out into the world’: pathways to community participation and connectedness for NDIS participants with intellectual disability, on the autism spectrum and/or with psychosocial disability
This report presents research findings from the Community Participation Research Project in the context of understanding the barriers and enablers to community participation within the broader disability ecosystem.
From July 2020-December 2021, the European Commission and the OECD partnered to explore how five authorities across Europe could place citizens at the centre of their investment decisions. This report summarises lessons learned throughout this project and, particularly, the results of applying innovative citizen participation...
This research largely took a ‘citizen-eye’ view to the question of how authority is understood, and how citizens, especially marginalised groups, make claims, express grievances, seek to have their voices heard and hold authorities to account.
This research paper examines Australia’s foreign interference debate and Beijing’s reach in supporting Chinese-Australian community organisations.
Community resilience, wellbeing and recovery: evaluating current knowledge of the role of community assets
This document reviews the state of current knowledge on the role of community assets in supporting community resilience, recovery and wellbeing, focusing on disaster recovery and resilience building processes. It forms part of the 'Community resilience, wellbeing and recovery project'.
Public discussion of speech expressing contempt for women has intensified in Australia in recent times. This policy brief provides an overview of this pressing policy challenge, focussing on how such speech represents a crisis of democracy through its silencing of women and limiting of their...
This report argues that the government must do more to involve the public in designing policies to help the United Kingdom transition to a zero-carbon economy. The report sets out recommendations for when and how policy makers should engage with citizens and residents.
This report outlines the findings from a longitudinal study of how survivors fared during the 12 months immediately after the fires decimated communities in Victoria’s East Gippsland Region. The report was prepared for Australia’s national energy consumer advocate, Energy Consumers Australia.
This paper provides data on changes to volunteering and voluntary work since COVID-19, and the impacts of these changes in Australia.
This summary outlines key findings and insights from the 5th year of the VicHealth and Sport and Recreation Victoria’s joint research project into organised community sport participation in Victoria.
Volunteers across Australia make a remarkable contribution to their communities. However, last year's COVID-19 restrictions hit volunteering hard. Volunteering Australia conducted a survey at the end of 2020, asking how the sector was faring. This report outlines the findings.
This paper is part of Demos’ work to build a different kind of democracy - an everyday democracy in which people are involved in the democratic process regularly and deeply, not once every few years with an 'X' in a box.
Creating opportunities for convivial encounters for people with intellectual disabilities: “It looks like an accident”
The study provides a blueprint for scaling up or creating interventions to create opportunities for convivial encounters, and opens lines of enquiry about staff competences needed and parameters for costing this type of intervention.