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Check out recent blog posts from Members of the Democracy and Civic Participation Commission below.

If you would like to provide any feedback on these posts, feel free to email us at democracy.commission@newham.gov.uk

Giving Citizens Power through Digital Democracy

19th February 2020

In 2014 Taiwan's government came to the island's civic hackers to ask for their help in finding new ways to listen to citizens. Does vTaiwan point towards a solution for improving democracy in Newham? READ MORE +

Better Services and Outcomes through Citizen Co-Production

17th February 2020

Citizen co-production of public services and outcomes is nothing new. What is new is that it needs to be done more effectively and integrated into the public value process which underpins public services. READ MORE +

Innovations in Democracy

3rd February 2020

Public dissatisfaction with democracy has grown substantially in the last quarter of the century. Yet when we look around the world, we also see a counter-trend of attempts to renew democracy, particularly at the local or city level. READ MORE +