(Online Course) Engaging Citizens: A Game Changer for Development?

I finished the five-week course Engaging Citizens: A Game Changer for Development offered by the World Bank Group.  The certificate was issued on 28 April 2017.

WORLD BANK Citizen Engagement Cert-1

About this Course

(from their website at https://www.edx.org/course/citizen-engagement-game-changer-wbgx-ce01x)
Government works best when citizens are directly engaged in policymaking and public service delivery.

This social sciences course explores citizen engagement and the role citizens can play in actively shaping public policy.

Throughout the course, you will learn about cutting edge research and theories related to citizen engagement, and examples of ways citizens and governments are working together in new ways to improve their societies.

This course was developed in partnership with many individuals and organizations. We have partnered with top experts from a wide range of fields and countries to present this course, creating a truly global faculty.

We have also partnered with 4 leading institutions – the London School of Economics, Overseas Development Institute, Participedia and CIVICUS – who have taken leading roles in the development of each week’s content.

What you’ll learn

  • What citizen engagement is and why it matters
  • The role that citizens can play in actively shaping public policy
  • How engaging citizens can improve public service delivery
  • The impact of recent innovations in information and communications technology


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