Pact is launching a series of publications on Belarusians’ participation in the development of local communities.
The first polling memo analyses findings related to Belarusians’ understanding of and belonging to a local community, as well as their perception of local leadership. The study revealed that “local community” is neither self-evident nor alien concept in the post-Soviet Belarus. Less than 50% of respondents have ever done something together with their neighbors, while over 95% of Belarusians were unable to name a leader in their local community.
Pact is presenting its own data interpretation and inviting interested organizations and activists involved in local development for discussion.
In its next publication, Pact will analyze the body of research data on citizens’ participation in addressing local issues and their perspective of their role within the local development processes.
You can download the full polling memo in English here.