Review: the effects of participatory budgeting on municipal expenditures and infant mortality in Brazil

The city of San Francisco intends to be the first major US city to allow citizens to directly vote on portions of budget via the web (News: San Francisco To Test Online Participatory Budgeting) . Participatory budgeting, however, has long been rooted in Brazil. Dr. Sónia Gonçalves, from King’s College London, studied the effects of…