Democratic Dialogue – A Handbook for Practitioners

01 Jan 2007

Report Summary

This Handbook, sponsored jointly by International IDEA, the United Nations
Development Programme (UNDP), the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), offers a comprehensive overview of the use of dialogue processes to address societal challenges in an inclusive, democratic way that engages a broad range of actors in bringing about positive change. It is addressed to people actively or potentially engaged in doing dialogue work—organizing, sponsoring, promoting, or facilitating dialogue processes within their institutions and societies. Most importantly, it is thoroughly grounded in the experience of dialogue practitioners from around the world.





  • Why dialogue?
  • What is dialogue?
  • How does dialogue contribute to positive change?

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