Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Participatory Budgeting - Innovation in Planning and Budgeting by Government at National, State and Local Levels

Each member of parliament has to prepare a plan for his constituency for the next budget period and send it to the Government for inclusion in the budget for the coming year. He has to consider state level and national level projects and their relation to the development in his constituency. He has to show some light on the resources that will be available and resources that will be spent at national level and his constituency level.

MPs have to participate actively in the planning and budgeting process of the Government proactively.

This will help in decentralized planning and development, as the central government is forced to take into consideration the plans proposed by each MP in consultation with people in his constituency.

The above statement was made by Prof K.V.S.S. Narayana Rao in February 2016 during the following presentation.




Participatory Budgeting Madagascar

First submitted by Robert David Holman on Mon, 01/09/2017
Most recent changes by Scott Fletcher on Sun, 02/12/2017


Participatory Budgeting and Inclusive Governance Movement Within The United States

Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation
Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University

Participatory Budgeting in Europe: Democracy and public governance

Yves Sintomer, Anja Röcke, Carsten Herzberg
Routledge, 10-Mar-2016 - Political Science - 268 pages

Can participatory budgeting help make public services really work for the public?
Incorporating a range of experiments in ten different countries, this book provides the first comprehensive analysis of participatory budgeting in Europe and the effect it has had on democracy, the modernization of local government, social justice, gender mainstreaming and sustainable development. By focussing on the first decade of European participatory budgeting and analysing the results and the challenges affecting the agenda today it provides a critical appraisal of the participatory model. Detailed comparisons of European cases expose similarities and differences between political cultures and offer a strong empirical basis to discuss the theories of deliberative and participatory democracy and reveal contradictory tendencies between political systems, public administrations and democratic practices.

A New Age of Participatory Politics? Citizen Budgeting and Beyond

Democracy Reinvented: Participatory Budgeting and Civic Innovation in America


Participatory Budgeting in Brazil - Presentation in India
19 Apr 2013
Victor Vergara, Lead Urban Specialist, World Bank Institute



Participatory Budgeting

Anwar Shah
World Bank Publications, 2007 - Business & Economics - 269 pages

In the past three or four decades, public finance theorists and practitioners have struggled to identify and design institutional arrangements to help close the gap between the preferences of voters and the mix of public services actually delivered. Participatory budgeting is potentially a good approach.

This book presents an authoritative guide to the principles and practice of participatory budgeting, providing a careful analysis of the potentials of participatory budgeting in strengthening inclusive and accountable governance as well as risks associated with interest group capture of participatory processes. For interested policy makers and practitioners, the book presents the "nuts and bolts" of participatory budgeting. It provides a regional survey of such practices worldwide and draws lessons from seven individual country case studies. A CD-ROM included with the book contains these seven country case studies on Bangladesh, India, the Philippines, Russia, South Africa, Thailand and the Ukraine.



Participatory Planning and Budgeting at the Sub-national Level

Department of Economic and Social Affairs



Participatory Budgeting: A Significant Contribution to Participatory Democracy

Yves Cabannes
Environment and Urbanization, Vol. 16, No.1, April 2004


Updated 30 August 2017, 26 June 2017

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