Policy dialogue is part of the policy and decision-making processes, where they are intended to contribute to developing or implementing a policy change following a round of evidence-based discussions/workshops/consultations on a particular topic.
Ways in which policy dialogue improves policy and decision making processes:
- Facilitates transparency & accountability in implementing policies and programs
- Provides a mean to enhance mutual understanding of problems and expanding trust between partners
- Increases buy-in and ownership because stakeholders are given the opportunity to be actively involved which creates a sense of ownership
The Land Use Dialogue (LUD) is a dialogue process that supports multi-stakeholder decision making around key socio-environmental and ecological issues at the landscape level. The LUD approach is designed to support multi-stakeholder processes for collaborative, adaptive, land management across sectors.