Deliberative processes are one of the most innovative methods of fostering citizen participation in government. The OECD has collected a wealth of evidence as to how deliberative processes work across different countries. The analysis of the evidence collected reveals a number of common principles and good practices that may be of useful guidance to policy-makers seeking to develop and implement such processes. The OECD has drawn these common principles and good practices together into a draft set of Principles of Good Practice for Deliberative Processes for Public Decision-making (draft “Good Practice Principles”). These draft Good Practice Principles could provide policy-makers with useful guidance as to the establishment of deliberative processes and the implementation of provisions 8 and 9 of the Recommendation on Open Government. The document is open for comments and discussions until 20 March. Read more here.