Participatory Budgeting

Participatory Budgeting
How Indonesia's biggest megacity is making it easier for residents to make their wants and needs heard.
Patralekha Chatterjee October 12, 2017
New lessons in open government from Paris.
Tatiana de Feraudy April 3, 2017

Improved civic engagement and political prospects are among the upsides, though challenges can include staffing demands, Public Agenda says.

December 16, 2016
An initiative to bring more transparency to national governments has begun working with 15 'subnational' authorities as well.
Christopher Swope December 14, 2016
In a time of fiscal austerity, the innovative funding technique is a way to keep momentum behind neighborhood projects.
Athlyn Cathcart-Keays June 17, 2016

Most residents of Indonesia’s capital are unaware they can influence city spending, GovInsider reports.

October 22, 2015
A participatory budgeting program lets young people between the age of 12 and 25 decide how to spend $1 million a year.
Neal Peirce and Farley Peters September 24, 2015

Both cities launched forms of participatory budgeting that give everyday citizens a bigger say in municipal spending, FutureGov Asia reports. 

May 13, 2015

Five percent of the Paris municipal budget will be controlled by citizens between now and 2020, the Guardian Cities reports. 

October 13, 2014

Writing in The Washington Post, political scientists Brian Wampler and Mike Touchton report that cities where citizens have control over a piece of the municipal budget invest more in education and sanitation.

February 3, 2014
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