Policy briefing that reviews how participatory budgeting (PB) has become central to advancing three policy agendas in Scotland – public service reform, community empowerment and social justice – and examines the requirements to mainstream PB including the co-production of new systems, new mindsets and ways of working.
Coryn took part in took part in an international learning visit to Paris in December 2016. Two years on, she revisited the city to take part in the Third National Meeting of Participatory Budgeting.
Our work on participatory budgeting (PB) explores how PB supports public service reform and participation in democracy and decision-making.
Audio, slides and transcription from a webinar which looked what needs to happen to ensure that the mainstreaming of PB simultaneously carves out space for more complex participatory and deliberative processes in local government decision-making.
Guest blogger Jez Hall, from PB Partners, discusses the potential role of participatory budgeting in future community service provision. Published May 2015.
Giovanni Allegretti from the University of Coimbra in Portugal, writes about his experiences of a What Works Scotland seminar in June 2016 focused on participatory democracy. The seminar explored Scotland’s experiences and what goes on worldwide,
Oliver Escobar outlines how, by February 2015, participatory budgeting is gaining momentum in Scotland and the cross-party support for its aims.
A chapter in a new book about participatory budgeting world-wide examines how PB relates to public sector reform, community empowerment and social justice in Scotland.
Book chapter about participatory budgeting in Scotland and its interplay with public service reform, community empowerment and social justice in a global survey of 30 years of participatory budgeting.
What Works Scotland co-director Dr Oliver Escobar is to speak at a workshop on the institutionalisation of participatory and deliberative democracy organised by The Centre for the Study of Democracy at the University of Westminster in London.