News from Joanne Caddy down at OECD: Engaging Citizens Online in Policy Making:
This Policy Brief highlights policy lessons from current experience in OECD member countries and suggests 10 guiding principles for successful online consultation. It builds on the results of an initial survey of OECD Member countries published in Citizens as Partners (OECD, 2001) and a set of country case studies collected in 2002. It does not deal with online service delivery nor with ICT applications to elections (e.g. evoting) although some of the issues discussed here, such as providing information online, may be relevant for both. Finally, it identifies five key challenges for online citizen engagement in policy-making.
Good read. Good advice.