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Joined in March 2021

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People Powered is a new global hub for participatory democracy. Our mission is to expand people’s power to make government decisions, by supporting organizations and governments that are building participatory democracy around the world. We’re like a global union for participatory democracy workers.

We're a people powered organization building people powered government. Our dozens of member organizations and board members around the world drive our work and decide what we do. Our staff team is fun, caring, and passionate, guided by our core values: inclusion, collaboration, problem-solving, equity, and learning.

Together, we're building a participatory democracy in which community members make the policy decisions that affect their lives, together with government. In practice, this looks like programs such as participatory budgeting, participatory policy-making, participatory planning, and citizen assemblies. We support this work by sharing and developing resources, building the capacity of local organizations and leaders, and advocating for policy changes. We focus on supporting organizations and advocates with the greatest needs, especially those in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America.

People Powered is a new global hub for participatory democracy. Our mission is to expand people’s power to make government decisions, by supporting organizations and governments that are building participatory democracy around the…

Issue Areas Include

  • Civic Engagement
  • Community Development
  • International Relations
  • Policy
  • Transparency & Oversight

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