Participatory Value Evalution (PVE) is a new method for evaluating policy options, and to facilitate the participation of large groups of citizens. The essence of PVE is that citizens are able to give advice about a government choice, in an easy-to-access way. It is like putting them in the seat of the government. In an online environment they get to see which choice the government has to make, they get an overview of the specific advantages and disadvantages (or effects) of the options which the government can choose from, and any restrictions that exist (e.g. a restricted budget or a compulsory aim). Thereafter, they are asked what they would advise the government to do. Lastly, the citizens explain their choices, which gives a clear picture of their preferences and what they considered.
28 November 2022
Paper published in Journal of Choice Modelling on tools in the specification of a portfolio choice model
Three procedures are proposed, based on association rule (AR) and random forest (RF) learning to support the specification of a portfolio choice model applied in data from complex choice experiment data.
14 November 2022
What are the vulnerabilities of a citizen forum?
In the panel of Betrokken bij Klimaat, Niek Mouter spoke about the possibilities and impossibilities of a National Citizens' Forum on Climate Policy.
14 November 2022
Six reasons to combine a citizens' forum with a Participative Value Evaluation
On 4 July, Minister Rob Jetten announced that the cabinet wants to organize a national citizens' forum on climate policy in the spring of 2023. In the same letter to parliament, he indicated that the cabinet wants to give citizens influence through a Participative Value Evaluation (PVE).