Latin America and Caribbean

Panama 2017

Decentralization — Building Capacity for Citizen Security, Local Development, and Citizen Participation

International Republican Institute (IRI)

 $175,000

To help local governments in Panama expand local development and citizen participation opportunities to improve citizen security. The institute will carry out workshops with local government staff from five municipalities on planning and implementing development initiatives to address citizen security needs, and will work with local governments to develop citizen participation mechanisms. To encourage citizen engagement with local governments in Panama through pilot initiatives, the institute will work with local governments and other stakeholders to host public town halls and a youth Ideathon.

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