Public Solutions: A System for Collaborative Governance



The System is based on these principles:

  • Transparency and Accountability
  • Equity and Inclusiveness
  • Effectiveness and Efficiency
  • Responsiveness
  • Forum Neutrality
  • Consensus-Based Decision making

The System relies on a:

Sponsor: an agency, foundation, civic organization, public-private coalition, etc. to initiate support

Convener/leader: A governor, legislator, local official, respected civic leader, etc. with power to bring diverse people together to work on common problems

Neutral Forum: An impartial organization or venue, etc. to provide and ensure skilled process management

Participants: All sectors (public, private, civic, etc.) are involved to ensure representation of all interests and points of view