Participatory Governance in Local Care Programs: Lessons from Bogotá and Chicago

Date of publication
Christopher Kindell
Laura Valdés Cano
Gender equality
Citizen engagement
Inclusion and equity
Social Cohesion
Type of resources
This report examines two case studies — the Care System in Bogotá, Colombia, and the Rogers Park Community Response Team in Chicago, USA — to demonstrate how global cities at the metropolitan and neighbourhood scale embraced participatory governance frameworks when responding to COVID-19 and its unforeseen consequences.

Although both cases are situated within the context of COVID-19, their policy implications and impact on the community extend beyond the pandemic. Considered together, these programmes show a spectrum of strategies in participatory governance and offer lessons to help improve service efficiency, increase social inclusion and empower communities to take action and make their voices heard.
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