Free course by the World Bank on Engaging Citizens in Development

Engaging Citizens: A Game Changer for Development?

A free 5-weeks online course (MOOC) by the World Bank.

It is mainly about engagement of citizen with government for effective development. This MOOC has been developed to explore what is meant by citizen engagement and how it can be used to enhance development impact.

The course instructors are Jeff Thindwa, Björn-Sören Gigler, Tiago Peixoto and Helene Grandvoinnet.

The course syllabus is-

  1. Citizen Engagement: What It Is and Why It Matters
  2. Engaging Citizens for Improved Policy making
  3. Can Engaging Citizens Bring Better Services?
  4. Innovations in Citizen Engagement
  5. Citizen Engagement in Practice

Participants can get a certificate on successful completion of this course. It can be reached at



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