Citizens’ engagement in development policy can come in a wide range of forms – including not only activities related to information and communication (e.g. sharing information on social media), organisation-related engagement (e.g. volunteering) and political participation (e.g. taking part in demonstrations), but also donations to development policy organisations and sustainable consumption.
Governmental and civil-society development policy actors have an interest in promoting development policy engagement. To do so, however, they need a detailed picture of corresponding activities and opinions among the general public.
Against this backdrop, the Opinion Monitor for Development Policy 2022 is looking into the question as to what forms of engagement citizens use, how they change over time and what characteristics they correlate with (e.g. age and political orientation). The focus of the report is on a detailed analysis of donations to development policy organisations (e.g. amount, frequency) and investigating in more depth the public’s behaviour and attitudes in the area of sustainable consumption from a development policy viewpoint.
In addition, the Opinion Monitor 2022 offers a descriptive analysis of key development policy attitude indicators – following up on the Opinion Monitor for Development Policy 2018 and paying particular attention to attitudes regarding democracy and promoting democracy in the context of development cooperation.