Impact of Decentralization: Resource List

In the report launch event in Washington DC last year, we received suggestions to examine the literature of those who are skeptical or opposed to decentralization and to compile the evidence base that shows the advantages of decentralization to improved service delivery, reduced corruption and economic growth. We have organized a reference list of documents…

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…

Participatory Budgeting Project

The Participatory Budgeting Project (PBP) is a non-profit that empowers citizens in the US and Canada to have a voice in deciding how to spend their public money. Participatory budgeting (PB) is a relatively new concept; however, it is spreading fast. The first PB evolved in Brazil in 1989, and now there are over 1,500…