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Are local governments going back to business as usual on climate?

A few months after an unprecedented global shut-down, the world is cautiously beginning to wonder what comes next in a post-COVID era. So far, are things going back to ‘business as usual’ for local.

Bringing Fairness and Transparency to Capital Projects

Capital projects are among the largest line items in any municipal budget, and as such, are among the highest sources of grief and outrage from the public if they feel their tax dollars are being.

Press Release: Offline Meets Online in a New Solution for Public Engagement During Physical Distancing

Two Canadian companies, Ethelo and Converso, are pleased to announce a new collaboration to address the challenges of public engagement during physical distancing. Their new Virtual Open.

Democracy in a Time of Social Distancing

Times of crisis are when democracies face their greatest challenges, and also when they show their greatest strengths. In recent weeks, we have seen governments around the world put to the test as.

Ethelo Comes in First in Digital Democracy Report

Digital technology is fundamentally changing the way that we engage in democratic processes. After 9 years using its breakthrough technology to offer peaceful resolution to some of society’s most.

What is eDemocracy and how does it compare to polls and surveys?

Have you ever heard the term 'eDemocracy,' and wondered what it meant? 

Online Budget Consultations: the Next Milestone in eDemocracy

Just like any social innovation, democracy is liable to evolve and improve over the course of time. Today, our democratic systems have the unique opportunity to be greatly enhanced by modern.

Citizen Budget Offers a Realistic Approach to Budget Engagement

If you’ve ever worked in finance administration at a local government, then you know citizens and colleagues alike love to complain about how tax dollars are, or are not, being spent. Have you ever.

Embrace the “path of least resistance” to mitigate risk and drive change

  From the United States to the UK and around the world, political polarization is rising. We’ve seen frustration with the status quo manifest itself in the Brexit vote, Donald Trump’s election, and.