REPORTS | JUNE 11TH, 2018
Three theoretical pathways by which participatory budgeting could affect health disparities in local communities
Published in the Journal of Urban Health
Participatory Budgeting (PB) – a democratic process where residents decide directly how to spend a portion of a public budget – is increasingly being implemented in U.S. municipalities. This commentary discusses three theoretical pathways by which PB could affect health disparities in local communities: by strengthening people’s psychological empowerment, by strengthening civic sector alliances and by (re)distributing resources to areas of greatest need. The commentary reviews research on PB’s implementation and outputs so far and outlines priorities for future research and practice.
This report is an analysis of participatory budgeting (PB) which synthesizes data from 61 communities that decided how to spend $60.8 million in public money in 2015-16 in the U.S. and Canada.
This report provides the first-ever comprehensive analysis of participatory budgeting in the U.S. and Canada.
This white paper provides recommendations for public officials and practitioners looking to improve their PB processes.
This report documents findings from interviews with U.S. elected officials regarding their experience with participatory budgeting (PB). It also includes recommendations for policymakers, PB advocates and funders looking to improve and expand PB. (2016)