What is Participatory Budgeting (PB)?
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Some links with definitions and simple explanations:
If you are interested to learn more about specific participatory budgeting events around the world, you might like to explore some of the links below:
- Porto Alegre, Brazil (1989) https://www.local.gov.uk/case-studies/case-study-porto-alegre-brazil
- Paris – the largest PB anywhere in the world. €100million, yearly, citywide https://innovationinpolitics.eu/showroom/project/paris-participatory-budget/
- New York – ‘The People’s Money’ – citywide, everyone 11 years or above – to spend $5million https://www.participate.nyc.gov/
- Chengdu (China) (2009-2012) rural areas, population of 5 million https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0956247813509146
The most comprehensive resource available, which grows all the time,is the Participatory Budgeting World Atlas https://www.pbatlas.net/index.html
This includes a great deal of hard data, and interesting input from researchers and practitioners worldwide, (?though is self-published and not peer reviewed or fact checked?)
Following PB developments in Scotland:
- Scottish Government’s developing plans at https://www.gov.scot/publications/future-of-participatory-budgeting-in-scotland-framework/
How can I keep up with PB in Scotland?
You can read a lot about PB processes in Scotland at https://pbscotland.scot/
You can join the PB Scotland Network at https://pbscotland.scot/network