Knowledge on the impact and value of citizen observatories (CO) for governance is dispersed among various stakeholders, making it difficult to learn about common successes and challenges across projects. Many organizations have valid and important practice-based knowledge, but it is not brought together in such a way that a more general methodology can be developed.
CoP-impact has the following specific objectives:
- To provide an inventory of ‘tried and tested’ methods for capturing the impacts of COs on governance;
- To capture CO impact stories/examples of best practice from citizens, public sector and policy perspectives;
- To provide guidance on CO impact assessment for the CoP-impact members and beyond.