Overall, the FDA works:
- to ensure that people become more knowledgeable about the outcomes of government processes and can then make decisions that are more informed;
- to encourage people to be involved in monitoring government processes at all levels of government and in providing sound, practical, and effective suggestions.
Toward that end, the FDA’s main activities are research and report writing. Other activities include holding public forums, collaborating on research with the public and other organizations, advocating for the public in the area of democracy, and providing a platform for the public to voice its ideas and opinion.