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Conference examines governance models that bring government and community together

by Richard Meckien - published Sep 25, 2018 11:05 AM - - last modified Sep 25, 2018 11:05 AM
Rights: Original version in Portuguese by Fernanda Rezende.

Throughout the world, governments and communities have been gathering together to collaboratively decide on strategic issues for the future. Allocation of resources and control of the service provision are some of the points of intersection in which the State and the citizens can act together. To explore examples of success and discuss possible collaboration models, IEA's Research Group on Financial Resilience of Contemporary Cities will hold the seminar International Experiences of Co-production: Engaging the Citizen in the Public Sector on October 1, at 4:00 pm. There will be a live broadcast over the internet.

The main speaker will be Tony Bovaird, professor emeritus from the University of Birmingham. He has experience in developing collaborative arrangements in several countries and is currently a consultant at Governance International. André Carlos Busanelli, a professor at USP's School of Economics, Business and Accounting at the Ribeirão Preto campus (FEA-RP,) and coordinator of the research group, and André Feliciano Lino, PhD student of the FEA-RP Program in Controllership and Accounting, will be the debaters.

Bovaird will present successful cases in several countries and proposals on how to develop this type of governance arrangement. The most common examples in Brazil range from participatory budgeting to individual activities such as separation and recycling of household waste, dengue control efforts, community surveillance, and protection of neighborhood squares and streets.