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Community Governance Oversight

$27,440.00 Received
$34,300.00 Requested
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Problem:

Without oversight we risk stagnation and we lack accountability in our governance.

挑戦: Improve and Grow Auditability
funded Awarded 17.15% of the fund.
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Yes Votes:
₳ 45,573,294
No Votes:
₳ 3,361,129
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エクスペリエンス

A wide range of experienced participants from the Catalyst community with backgrounds in finance, academic research, accountancy, project management, entrepreneurship, community outreach, facilitation and development.

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Background

As Project Catalyst evolves through rapidly scaling funds, improvements to and innovations in Catalyst Governance processes need oversight and assessment from the community.

To address this need in November 2021 a Community Governance Oversight proposal was submitted in the Fund 7 Improve & Grow Auditability Challenge. This was successfully voted for & funded in February 2022. The first biweekly meeting of the Oversight group was on Thursday, 10th March 2022 recorded here.

The Oversight group keeps alive interest & engagement in Catalyst governance processes, and observes & documents the collaborative relationship between the community & IOG.

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Community Governance Oversight Proposal Intent

This proposal's intent is to provide community oversight of improvements to and innovations in Catalyst Governance (incl. the Catalyst Parameters Pilot below) by collecting feedback and providing tracking, documentation, research and analysis of any proposed changes.

A complementary "Catalyst Audit Circle" ( <https://cardano.ideascale.com/c/idea/399163> ) provides oversight on the auditability of funded proposals and acts as a Catalyst Auditing working group.

In each Catalyst Fund new governance processes are introduced. Recent examples of governance processes initiated by IOG &amp; the community include :

  1. Challenge Setting - including community contributed challenges and the creation and expanding role of challenge teams
  2. Catalyst Circle problem sensing - effectiveness of prioritized problem sensing
  3. d-Reps - oversight of delegated voting innovations
  4. Modifying the governance parameters in Catalyst via Catalyst Circle and a Technical Council. (see here for more details)

The Community Governance Oversight Group will provide oversight on such processes.

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Governance Oversight addresses the Auditability Challenge by providing much needed transparency of the use of Cardano's treasury resources.

Governance processes, innovations and experiments directly impact how funded proposals are assessed, voted on &amp; executed. For example Catalyst parameter changes such as the amount of rewards paid out for voting, the amount of time proposers have to submit proposals would directly impact the outcomes for those proposals.

The Oversight group will allow the Cardano community to have more information at a high level on the effectiveness of the proposal process &amp; the Catalyst innovation fund in general. This group plays a critical role in the evolving decentralized Catalyst governance process, and will serve as an important area to test experiments that will flow into the Voltaire processes.

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Risk: Lack of liaison with IOG

Mitigation: The Community Governance Oversight has liaised with the IOG Catalyst team since the submission of its Fund 7 proposal in November 2021. Regular contact is maintained with Daniel Ribar, Harris Warren, Kriss Baird &amp; Dor Garbash.

Risk: Lack of community awareness &amp; engagement

Mitigation: Biweekly slides are presented at Catalyst Town Halls to update the community on progress and provide a platform to engage people in oversight activities.

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The Community Governance Oversight Process

The Community Governance Oversight Group (hereafter, "the Oversight group") in its biweekly meetings, discusses, assesses and decides what methods are most effective and appropriate to oversee a Governance process.

The pre-planning meeting of 3rd March 2022 for the Fund 7 Community Governance Oversight &amp; Audit Circle proposals is provided here as a YouTube link, and gives context to how these groups are organized.

<https://www.youtube.com/embed/pfvAd-T4HTA>Oversight Methods

These methods will include :

  1. Surveys - The Oversight group creates internal &amp; external surveys that will provide analysis of the quality of decision-making of each governance process. These can be included in any final report for a governance process. Internal surveys - Internal surveys are directed at self assessment &amp; lessons learnt by those who participate directly in each governance process (including Challenge Team members, Catalyst Circle Reps &amp; Technical Council members). External surveys - External surveys are directed at the Catalyst community and assess their reception of a governance process (e.g. processes such as Challenge Setting, Catalyst Circle Problem Sensing, d-Reps &amp; governance parameters setting).
  2. Workshops - Members of the Oversight group may facilitate workshops After Town Hall to complement feedback monitoring and survey design.
  3. Facilitation of internal retrospectives - The Oversight group facilitates internal retrospectives that address issues highlighted by surveys and workshops, and identify improvement recommendations.
  4. Final Reports - The Oversight group documents and tracks any innovations in Catalyst Governance, making these easily accessible to the community. Final reports assess the effectiveness of any governance process, check whether actions to resolve or improve have been executed, and recommend further improvements.
  5. Research - The Oversight group will facilitate literature reviews and meta-analysis of decentralized governance methods and practices. This research will be used to facilitate informed feedback on design proposals regarding delegated representatives and Catalyst parameter changes.

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Timeline

Prior to F8 vote

Present - February 2022 to April 2022

  • March 2022 - The first iteration of Oversight group &amp; Audit Circle has been formed. Biweekly meetings commence.
  • March 2022 - A Fund 8 proposal will be prepared by the Oversight group and submitted in an appropriate Challenge
  • March to April 2022 - Members of the Oversight group collaborate with IOHK, the Catalyst Technical Council, Catalyst Circle V3 and Circle Admin to develop and implement oversight methods for governance processes (such as Challenge setting, d-Reps, Catalyst Circle problem-sensing, &amp; modifying Catalyst governance parameters).
  • March to April 2022 - Criteria are set for the success metric of each governance process.
  • March to April 2022 - Reports for each governance process provide an assessment of whether they meet the success criteria.
  • March to April 2022 - Research is prepared &amp; published

Subsequent to F8 vote (if funded)

May 2022 to August 2022

  • May/June 2022 - The second iteration of the Oversight group is formed. Biweekly meetings commence.
  • May/June 2022 - A Fund 9 proposal will be prepared by the Oversight group and submitted in an appropriate Challenge
  • May to August 2022 - Members of the Oversight group collaborate with IOHK, the Catalyst Technical Council, Catalyst Circle V3 and Circle Admin to develop and implement oversight methods for governance processes (such as Challenge setting, d-Reps, Catalyst Circle problem-sensing, &amp; modifying Catalyst governance parameters).
  • May to August 2022 - Criteria are set for the success metric of each governance process.
  • May to August 2022 - Reports for each governance process provide an assessment of whether they meet the success criteria.
  • May to August 2022 - Research is prepared &amp; published

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A) Meetings :

Remuneration for members of the Oversight group : $1000 per person (up to 8 members) for a total of 12 hours' work per person : comprises meetings (1 hour twice a month - approx 6 meetings over 3 months) and preparation (communications, working sessions, etc. : 1 hour twice a month).

Subtotal : $8000

B) Fixed Costs :

Internal/external communication and organisation tools: ($1000)

  1. Video conference/meeting (Zoom/hangout) x 3 months
  2. Google form / survey design
  3. Web hosting, Domain purchase
  4. GitBook subscription.

Subtotal : $1000

C) Deliverables / Outputs :

Note : Provision is made for a range of approaches and the budget may be reallocated to adapt to changing circumstances that novel governance processes present. This will be divided between members according to the amount of work they contribute to creating, disseminating and analyzing a survey, presenting it at After Town Hall and facilitating discussion.

1 Surveys

For each survey :

Survey design, review by group, implementation, execution, data collection, interpretation and presentation.

Up to 6 surveys (3 internal &amp; 3 external) over 3 months -

$ 4800 for 6 surveys or $800 per survey

2 Facilitation of internal retrospectives

For each retrospective :

This will be divided between members according to the amount of work they contribute to the retrospective including interpretation, synthesis and identifying improvement recommendations.

Facilitation of up to 3 internal retrospectives over 3 months -

$ 2400 for 3 retrospectives or $ 800 per retrospective.

3 Production of reports

Production of up to 3 final reports, one on each area of governance (e.g. Challenge Setting, Catalyst Circle Problem Sensing &amp; governance parameters setting) at the end of 3 months. This will be divided between members according to the amount of work they contribute to the report writing, including checking whether actions to resolve or improve have been executed, and recommending further improvements.

$ 2400 for 3 reports or $ 800 per report.

4 Research

The Oversight group will facilitate literature reviews and meta-analysis of decentralized governance methods and practices. This research will be used to facilitate informed feedback on design proposals regarding delegated representatives and Catalyst parameter changes.

  • May 2022 - Establish Gitbook and Zotero resources
  • June 2022 - Gather literature and interview inputs
  • July 2022 - Draft “Securing Decentralized Governance”
  • August 2022 - Publish first version of “Securing Decentralized Governance”

$ 10,000 for 4 months' research work ($ 2,500 per month)

5 Preparation for a Fund 9 proposal

Preparation to support the submission of a Fund 9 proposal to resource its ongoing activities in proportion to the scope of Catalyst governance changes in Summer 2022.

$ 500

Subtotal : $ 20,100

D - Project Management &amp; Administration

A project management &amp; administration resource will :

  • Draft &amp; circulate Agendas
  • Prepare Town Hall Slides
  • Record &amp; take notes or summaries of meetings
  • Maintain project documentation
  • Administer the Governance Oversight Discord server

Subtotal : $ 2,000 for 4 months ($ 500 per month)

E - Treasury

Andre Diamond &amp; Miroslav Rajh of Treasury Guild will set up the wallet for Community Governance Oversight, arrange ADA payments to members, and maintain budget records.

5 hours/week for 4 months = 80 hours = $40/hour for 80 hours

Subtotal: $3,200

Total : $34, 300

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Community Governance Oversight Group : From the Catalyst Community (up to 8 paid members) including :

  • Allison Fromm - left a 20+ year career in finance, banking, and business development to launch Crypto Alley in 2021. She has been involved in the cryptocurrency industry since 2012. Upon discovering Cardano in early 2020, she has focused primarily on projects in that ecosystem.
  • Jo Allum, F7 Auditability Challenge Team Lead, Funded proposer in F6: Scale-UP Cardano's Community Hubs (Cardano Canvas, Cards &amp; Calculator).
  • Kenric Nelson - Founder and President of Photrek, <u>https:\\photrek.world . </u>Kenric is an innovative leader in the research, development and deployment of systems for complex decision-making. For the Catalyst community he served as the Community Advisor Representative to the Catalyst Circle v2 and successfully delivered the Fund 4 Diversify Voting Influence project. In these roles, Kenric has been a strong advocate for improving the quality, security, and inclusivity of decentralized governance. Kenric completed the Atala Prism Pioneers program and is currently enrolled in the Plutus Pioneers program. <u>https://www.linkedin.com/in/kenric-nelson-ph-d-7495b77/</u>
  • Matthias Sieber - CEO Loxe Inc., Circle V2 representative for Cardano Foundation. Funded proposer in F6: Atala PRISM DID Mass-Scale Adoption, F6: DApps &amp; Integrations, F6: Scale-UP Cardano's Community Hubs, F6: Developer ecosystem
  • Phil Khoo - experience as an accountant, UI/UX frontend and graphic design and business advisor amongst numerous other pursuits. He currently has a lead position in the development and direction of Cardano AIM and is co-creator of the Community Tools.
  • Stephen Whitenstall - Co Founder of Quality-Assurance DAO, https://quality-assurance-dao.github.io/ , Circle V2 representative for funded proposers. Funded proposer in Funds 5 to 7. https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephen-whitenstall-166727210/
  • Vanessa Cardui - Community engagement professional with 20+ years' experience of working with communities to record and collate their information, archive it, and make it discoverable. Part of QA-DAO where she is currently leading on documentation of Catalyst Circle v2 and v3 (see https://quality-assurance-dao.gitbook.io/catalyst-circle-oversight-v2 )

Treasury Guild : offers a 1 to 1 accounting and treasury service to projects within the Catalyst ecosystem. Setting up and managing Project Wallets and the distribution of funds. Keeping track of all budget items and the exchange rate at which the funds were released to ensure that the budget is spent correctly. Including metadata in the transactions enabling future dapps to pull data and create dynamic tailor made dashboards &amp; templates.

  • Andre Diamond has experience in small business operation and accounting. Joined the Catalyst Circle Admin team as treasurer in Nov 2021 and has expanded this role by starting the Treasury Guild alongside Miroslav to support projects in the Catalyst community as well. Currently using and documenting GitHub Actions to help automate some of the tasks in Catalyst Circle and treasury work. Linkedin

  • Miroslav Rajh has 20 years of experience in managing finances and organizing the business of NGOs and the University. He also worked as a Human Resources Manager (HRM). Joined the Catalyst Circle Admin team together with Andre as treasurer in Nov 2021. Currently he is recording, documenting and managing all transactions for CC Admin Team, Swarm, Cardano4Climate, Community Governance and Bridge Builders. LInkedin

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The Oversight Group maintains a record of its progress in a project GitBook at <https://quality-assurance-dao.gitbook.io/community-governance-oversight/>.

If this proposal is voted for and funded, its progress will be tracked and documented in a similar fashion to its preceding Fund 7 proposal here : <https://quality-assurance-dao.gitbook.io/community-governance-oversight/fund-7-reporting/fund-7-on-boarding>

This will include documentation of :

  • Meeting recordings &amp; summaries
  • Analysis of the success criteria of any governance process
  • Survey design, execution &amp; results
  • Workshop recordings &amp; summaries
  • Retrospectives &amp; Final Reports
  • Community Research

At the end of this project's 3 month timeline a Project Close Report will provide an overview of progress &amp; lessons learnt.

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Community Governance Oversight Objectives - what does success look like ?

The Oversight group will seek to ensure that :

  1. No central entity or authority controls improvements to and innovations in Catalyst Governance.
  2. Key groups are fairly represented - such as Voters, SPOs, Toolmakers and Maintainers, Funded Proposers, Community Advisors, Challenge Teams and Cardano Ambassadors.
  3. Activities of participants in any governance changes are accountable to the community.
  4. The risk of adversarial capture is mitigated.
  5. That governance is transparent and understandable through accessible, timely and widely distributed documentation and communication.
  6. Will assess whether improvements to Catalyst Governance have : a) recruited capable participants, b) access to impartial data and analysis, c) robust methodologies, d) clear rules and policies.
  7. Formal security and emergency mechanisms are developed and implemented.
  8. Governance culture is legitimate, stable and lively.

This is a continuation of the Fund 7 Community Governance Oversight proposal - <https://cardano.ideascale.com/c/idea/383517>

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Does the proposal effectively addresses the challenge?

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Looking through the proposal one can see that the problem was well stated and their corresponding or proposed solutions have the effective measures to solve the problems. It's obvious that Project Catalyst evolves through rapidly scaling funds, improvements to and innovations in Catalyst Governance processes need oversight and assessment from the community hence the need for a governance oversight if the proposers are given funds.

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This proposal is in line with the challenge setting. The group’s goal is to provide more transparency to the cardano’s treasury resources by providing higher level information to the community. This part of the proposal does address the financial metric from the challenge setting. The group will also provide insight into the improvements and innovations in catalyst. By providing these insights, the group can help the cardano community better audit proposals and their success. I also think that this proposal has the potential to be very impactful for the cardano community because of the many utilities it provides, such as oversight into new catalyst governance initiatives. Although there are some additional aspects of the proposal that are not directly related to the challenge setting of auditing funded proposals, such as increasing interest and engagement with cardano governance processes, the proposal overall can make an impact on auditing funded proposals. Since the proposal had a few components that don’t directly affect auditing (in my opinion), I can’t give a full score for impact. (score given: 4)

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This proposal requires a bit of background to understand. I’m not 100% familiar with the topic but here is my take on it. As Cardano moves more and more towards a decentralized system, there are several efforts being pursued by the community that try to, one by one, boost the inner mechanisms / experiments towards a growing independence from their initial creators / institutions / companies that now have a big influence in how they work, towards the rest of Cardano stakeholders. Here we have a good example, where the Catalyst governance process is asking for funds for a new oversight and assessment process.

Being a process led fully by members extremely active and knowledgeable of the Cardano ecosystem and Catalyst in particular, I have great confidence that their proposed improvements will be highly beneficial in the long run, potentially with the ability to scale parts of them towards other systems in need of similar improvements.

mechanisms inside of it that try to, sort of, find their wings and fly away from the gravity of their creator (IOG, IOHK, etc). This proposal intends to oversee proposed changes to governance in Catalyst and the Oversight group, and will not be in charge of designing or implementing these changes - that’s very important to understand.

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And the experiment in Catalyst self-governance marches on. This continuation of the funded Community Governance Oversight group has seen even more growth and adoption with several CCv2 members joining and the formal addition of the Treasury participants. As the name implies, this is not a governing body (in Catalyst, the governing body is whatever body is acting without contradiction to the underlying blockchain and its expressiveness, so it can be anyone and everyone. Try not to hurt yourself thinking about it.) but a means of capturing governance as it is happening and subjecting it to inquiry and observation with a healthy dose of evaluation. That information is then relayed back into the community, who then reform and reorganize their governance as necessary to abide by the deeper principles in place. Its intent is neither to prescribe laws in Catalyst, nor proscribe them, but to abide and educate, and in the process, learn. To this end they so far mostly maintain documentation, both of governance within Catalyst, like CCvX archiving, but of governance without, such as papers analyzing the governance theories of blockchain in general. With this new round of funding they seek to organize their efforts to capture the new dRep protocols and theory, as well as the Catalyst Governance Parameters, a collection of adjustable parameters that ties Catalyst to the blockchain, including voting, representation by stake and others. If any of this sounds interesting to you, or even scary, it is experiments like CGO that, like a flashlight in the dark, slowly let us learn our way forward.

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Feasibility

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Given experience and plan presented is likely that this proposal will be implemented successfully?

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The plans presented looks attainable with definite timelines and broad deliverables. I'm also happy about the inclusion of the experiences that the proposers bring to the table. They have diverse backgrounds and that can help bring innovation to the project. I however think they should have included some challenges they think they might face in the implementation of the proposal and how they can work it out to be solved.

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Assessment Quality Assurance is an offered role to veteran in the Cardano Project Catalyst Community. The purpose is to review PA assessments of proposals, providing a second layer of Quality Assurance.

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Given the information provided, I believe that this proposal will be implemented successfully. The proposers all have many years of experience in the necessary fields to complete this project, such as finance, decision-making, accountancy, and community engagement, just to name a few. The proposers also have a dedicated subteam of two members to offer accountant and financial services to catalyst projects. The main deliverables/duties of the oversight group are surveys, workshops, internal retrospectives, final reports, and research. Each has a part in the overall goal of the proposal, and I think that they can all be achieved in the given timeframe. There is a roadmap that is thoroughly laid out starting from before fund8 going up until fund9. The information was very easy for me to read and gives me confidence that the proposers have thought out their plans and know what they are doing. The funding breakdown of the proposal was also very well done. All costs were considered, ranging from logistical costs to costs for certain tasks. It was very clear to me where the money was going, so I think that this proposal can operate smoothly and be successful. Although I do not have experience with a group doing this kind of work, I think that the funds requested are sufficient given the amount of work that will be going into this proposal. (score given: 5)

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Assessment Quality Assurance is an offered role to veteran in the Cardano Project Catalyst Community. The purpose is to review PA assessments of proposals, providing a second layer of Quality Assurance.

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The team behind this proposal consists of heavy weights from the Cardano / Catalyst communities, so in terms or skills / competency / know-how I would rate is as amongst the top 1% from all the teams that stand behind current projects.

The project has already received funding under previous rounds, so current work (and funded) is already scheduled until April 2022). Funding it further (this round) would extend the work until August 2022. Remuneration for members is roughly 1k USD / person (up to 8 max) for 1.5 days of work (@ 8 hours) comprising meetings and preparation. The rest of the budget goes towards deliverables (survey, reports) and other fixed costs.

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Assessment Quality Assurance is an offered role to veteran in the Cardano Project Catalyst Community. The purpose is to review PA assessments of proposals, providing a second layer of Quality Assurance.

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The rapid organization of this group and the governance principles they parse since being funded in fund 7 has been impressive, and with the addition of even more engaged members there is no reason to think they will slow down. But there are risks that can build up for these kinds of initiatives. For one, governance oversight is, itself, a type of governance, and the more people you add to it, the more likely it is that the organizing concepts behind it need to be explicitly formalized. You don't discover those formulations when teams are small and everyone likes eachother and everyone agrees. The evolutionary flags of governance pop up when there is disagreement, when people don't like eachother, and yet progress can still be made. That is like finding an X on treasure map…it is a signal saying "Dig Here!" With so many more governance concepts coming on the scene in Voltaire there is much to do, and many ides to parse and wrangle, and you need people, lots of people, to parse that complexity. And that layer of needed calculating power brings with it all the little differences in protocols that make us who we are, and those differences add up and if that growth exceeds the speed at which we reach agreement on the new governance principles that are being introduced, the whole process goes sideways and starts to churn with little progress and too many setbacks. It is good we have this CGO group spinning up, and it is good to see they have detailed understanding of the processes that they are undertaking, and trying to capture for us. They clearly have been acquiring a lot of the tools and skills needed, now we see how it keeps coming together. Any concern I have regarding efforts like this lie in the background with the slef-awareness of groups like this to understand that they fall under their own oversight, and should be evaluated no less thoroughly or lightly.

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Does the proposal provides sufficient information to assess and audit progress and completion?

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Given the problem statement the solutions provided, the plans and the experiences I think the proposal can be a success. It's clear there are some KPIs presented and they were obviously they can paint a picture of the success of the project.

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Assessment Quality Assurance is an offered role to veteran in the Cardano Project Catalyst Community. The purpose is to review PA assessments of proposals, providing a second layer of Quality Assurance.

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Given the information provided, I think that this proposal is highly auditable. The proposers plan to publish their documents and work on a gitbook page for the entire cardano community to observe. They plan to document their research, their meeting notes, workshop summaries, and a few other important trackable components that will allow for good auditability. The most important output for auditability will definitely be the Project Close Report that will provide an overview of the progress made and the lessons learned throughout the process. Additionally, the proposers listed some slightly more measures of success, such as making governance transparent. The intangible metrics are very good to include, but are slightly more subjective in their “success.” Despite this, I think that the cardano community will be able to keep up with this proposal to see if they were successful in their goals. (score given: 5)

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Assessment Quality Assurance is an offered role to veteran in the Cardano Project Catalyst Community. The purpose is to review PA assessments of proposals, providing a second layer of Quality Assurance.

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Being a project already up and running, there is a known fact what kind of reporting / tracking the team does and how that information can be utilized to audit the activity. There is a public record of past work already available (link in Ideascale if you’re curious) and this project would be tracked and documented in a similar fashion.

Success factors are measured by excellent indicators, and here a few below:

  • Lack of central entity that control improvements to the Catalyst governance
  • all groups being represented in decision making (pools, voters, proposers, etc)
  • minimizing risk of the system being captured by one / a few of ill-intended parties
  • transparent governance and simple to understand.

My key takeaway is that if you wish for the Catalyst community to become stronger over time, voting for this proposal is an absolute must.

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Assessment Quality Assurance is an offered role to veteran in the Cardano Project Catalyst Community. The purpose is to review PA assessments of proposals, providing a second layer of Quality Assurance.

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Steady as she goes' is easy enough to predict and measure, but what will mark each phase of this CG Oversight is what discoveries come along. With Voltaire ushering in dReps and Catalyst technical parameters, these discoveries are expected to be fast and furious. How do we measure these and audit progress? CGO maintains a Gitbook where all their activities are being entered and tracked (even ones that probably don't need to be in there…better safe than sorry, I suppose). As well there is active work being done to move many things to the even more opensource Github, which will make things not only trackable but highly interactive as well. Lastly, if you haven't already done so, scroll down their proposal to the bottom, and under [Auditability] "What does success look like?" read the bulleted list. This list isn't just their job: its all of ours.

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Assessment Quality Assurance is an offered role to veteran in the Cardano Project Catalyst Community. The purpose is to review PA assessments of proposals, providing a second layer of Quality Assurance.

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Monthly Reports

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Disbursed to Date
$27,440
Status
Still in progress
Completion Target
9/1/2022
Disbursed to Date
$27,440
Status
Still in progress
Completion Target
3. In the next 6 months
Attachment(s)

Further information can be found on our CGO GitBook at https://quality-assurance-dao.gitbook.io/community-governance-oversight/ We completed our Fund 7 CGO proposal and gave a presentation at TH Our dRep White Paper working party has started accepting community reviewers

Disbursed to Date
$27,440
Status
Still in progress
Completion Target
3. In the next 6 months

The dRep White Paper Working group completed a community review of its White Paper and is preparing to launch the paper in October 2022. Biweekly meetings of Fund 8 CGO resumed after an August break in September 2022 and discussed what governance oversight deliverables to focus on. The areas of interest are likely to be a register of parameter changes in Catalyst and oversight of the upcoming Catalyst Circle Election.

Disbursed to Date
$27,440
Status
Still in progress
Completion Target
2. In the next 3 months
EP1: 'd' Parameter
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