LogoLink, the Learning Initiative

LogoLink, the Learning Initiative on Citizen Participation and Local Governance, is a global network of practitioners from civil society organisations, research institutions and governments created to stimulate and support civil society organisations and networks to engage in citizen participation and social control of public policies at the local level.

LogoLink is engaged in animating a more participatory and inclusive relationship between those who govern and those who are governed. It means on one hand to sensitise and challenge governments to implement innovative and equitable public policies oriented to assuring human rights; and to be more responsive and accountable towards the needs and concerns of citizens. On the other hand, it means to support citizens and civil society organisations to create participatory spaces, hold their governments accountable and exercise social control.

During its first five years, a team based at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) coordinated LogoLink. Since 2005 the network is coordinated by Instituto Polis, LogoLink founding member based in Sao Paulo, Brazil.