Link: World Bank’s take on participation

It’s worth knowing that the World Bank is working on establishing processes for participation and engagment – not explicitly e-enabled, but the principles are the same:

  • Promotes the participation of people and their organizations to influence institutions, policies and processes for equitable and sustainable development. The Group supports incorporation of participatory approaches in the design, the implementation, the monitoring and evaluation of World Bank supported operations.The Group works to enhance capacity for participatory processes and social accountability, and develops analytical instruments to assess constraints to the effectiveness of civil society.

    Focuses on the following themes:
    * Social Accountability
    * Enabling Environment for Civic Engagement
    * Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation
    * Participation at the Project, Program & Policy Level

And something from one of the World Banker employees showing an awareness that e-government needs to include engagement, not just service delivery:

About Peter Cruickshank

Lecturer in the School of Computing and a member of the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland. Interested in information systems, learning, politics, society, security and where they intersect. My attempts at rounding out my character include food, cinema, running, history and, together with my lovely wife, bringing up a cat and a couple of kids.
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