Guide to Decentralisation: Paper 2. Decentralisation and the People: Using Engagement to Deliver Results

GPG’s Guide to Decentralisation series explores the practicalities of designing, implementing and managing the process of decentralisation. The Guides explore key areas affecting the planning and delivery of an effective decentralised system, drawing on international experience and best practice.

In this Guide, written for GPG by Jacqui Smith, we consider how public engagement can be used to deliver results, and seek to answer the following questions:

  • What are the potential benefits of engagement for decentralisation?
  • Who should be encouraged to engage and when?
  • How can engagement be best undertaken?