Evaluating Public Participation in Policy Making examines the key issues for consideration when evaluating information, consultation and public participation. It looks at theory and practice, and draws heavily upon the insights of experts from OECD countries. Rather than a technical manual for professional evaluators, it offers strategic guidance for policy makers and senior government officials responsible for commissioning and using evaluations of public engagement. It offers concrete examples drawn from current practice in Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Mexico, Norway, Sweden and the UK.
Table of contents:
Executive Summary Chapter 1. Towards and Evaluation of Finland's Citizen Participation Policy Programme by Seppo Miemela Chapter 2. Citizens' Control of Evaluations and a Different Role for Politicians by Richard Murray Chapter 3. Ethical Standards and Evaluation by Ilpo Laitinen Chapter 4. An Evaluation Framework for Information, Consultation and Public Participation by Kim Forss Chapter 5. Evaluating Public Participation Exercises: Strategic and Practical Issues by Lynn J. Frewer Chapter 6. Citizens' Evaluation of Public Participation by Giovanni Moro