On Thursday 21 May the Transparency, Accountability and Participation Network (TAP) and CIVICUS co-hosted
a side-event entitled “Participatory Governance: Laying the Foundation for a Transformative and
Accountable Post-2015 Agenda” with participants and experts present from Member States, civil society and the
UN system. The event took a deeper dive into the role of participatory governance as a critical enabler to successful implementation of the post-2015 agenda.
The event focused on participatory governance initiatives at a variety of levels and highlighted how they are used to hold decision makers accountable, and for effective policy design and implementation. It also highlighted the critical role that citizens and civil society can play in filling data gaps, guiding policy implementation and supporting the monitoring of sustainable development progress. Finally, it explored how an enabling environment for effective participatory governance can be established at the national, regional and global levels in the context of the SDGs.
Full summary notes are available here.