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Useful websites and resources relating to PB


International resource sites

International website and forum on PB
http://participatorybudgeting.org/

International Budget Project
http://www.internationalbudget.org/

Multi-lingual library on PB
http://www.democraciaparticipativa.org/

European Union Socretes programme PB toolkit
http://www.kate-stuttgart.org/


Multimedia resources
May involve long download times to view

Video about PB in Porto Alegre, Brazil in English
(requires RealPlayer)
World Bank video on PB in Porto Alegre

Video about a Participatory grant-making event
in Bradford, UK 2004
2004 participatory grant making

Video about a Participatory grant-making event
in Sunderland, UK 2006
Video.htm


PB around the world

'Beyond Public Scrutiny: Stocktaking of Social Accountability in OECD Countries'. Report detailing 40 case studies of PB practice internationally, produced by the World Bank Institute and the OECD. Download the 1.2mb PDF file at:
http://www.zebralog.net/open/BeyondPublicScrutinycoverandtext.pdf

‘Participatory Budgeting in Canada: Democratic Innovations
in Strategic Spaces’ looks at how PB is being used in neighbourhood groups, a municipality, and a school in Canada.
http://www.tni.org/newpol-docs/pbcanada.htm

Article about how spread of PB around the world
http://www.internationalbudget.org/resources/
newsletter30.htm

World Bank guide to civil participation
search on 'budgets' for PB and selected case studies
World Bank Guide to PB

Case studies of PB projects in Africa
http://www.asaaf.org.zw
Click on the link and select 'Particiaptory Budgeting' from side menu.

Fiji PB programme website and PB toolkit
http://www.fspi.org.fj

Latin America
'Involving Citizens in Public Budgets: Mechanisms for Participatory and Transparent Budgeting' book -
published by Partners of Americas
http://www.partners.net/partners/Publications

Europe
French website of a school based PB programme
http://www.democratie-participative.fr/bpl

St Denis does PB
http://www.ville-saint-denis.fr/

Participatory Budgets in Europe: Between Efficiency and Growing Local Democracy. Giovanni Allegretti and Carsten Herzberg
TNI Briefing Series 5, October 2004

Website of City of Seville's Participatory Budgeting process
http://www.participacionciudadana.sevilla.org/


Academic reports and selected bibliography
The reports mentioned below have been collected by us over
the past few years.
Many others will also exist. If you would like a copy of any papers, or have a query about a particular subject relating to PB you can always ask us by clicking here.

Participatory budgets in a european comparative approach
YVES SINTOMER, CARSTEN HERZBERG, ANJA RÖCKE (EDS.)
A large university research paper on the Participative Budget in Europe. Download publications at this site
http://www.buergerhaushalt-europa.de/

A Guide to Participatory Budgeting
Brian Wampler, October 2000
This guide was written under the auspices of the International Budget Project
of the Center for Budget and Policies Priorities and the Ford Foundation.
PDF Download
http://www.internationalbudget.org/cdrom/papers/systems/
ParticipatoryBudgets/Wampler.pdf

“72 Frequently Asked Questions about Participatory budgeting.”
Urban governance toolkit series. July 2004
UN –Habitat: GLOBAL CAMPAIGN ON URBAN GOVERNANCE.
PDF Download (large)
http://staging.unchs.org/campaigns/governance/
documents/FAQPP.pdf

Urban Governance, Partnership and Poverty
International Development Dept, School of Public Policy, University of Birmingham. ISBN: 0 7044 2221 2. Available at
http://www.idd.bham.ac.uk/research/working_
papers/urbangov_wp.htm

Participatory Governance, People’s Empowerment and Poverty Reduction United Nations Development Program paper, Essentials No.8, October 2002.
PDF download
http://www.undp.org/eo/documents/essentials/
CivicEngagement

GENDER and BUDGETS Overview Report.
Helena Hofbauer Balmori. BRIDGE (development - gender), February 2003.
BRIDGE was set up in 1992 as a specialised gender and development research and information service within the Institute of Development Studies (IDS).
PDF download
http://www.bridge.ids.ac.uk/reports/CEP-
Budgets-report.pdf

Strengthening participation in public expenditure management:
Policy
Recommendations for key stakeholders
By Jeremy Heimans. OECD Policy brief no. 22
PDF download
http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/21/48/31649466.pdf

Citizenship knows no age: children's participation in the governance and municipal budget of Barra Mansa, Brazil
By Eliana Guerra
Environment&Urbanization Vol 14 No 2 October 2002
Report on involving children and young people in PB processes
http://eau.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/14/2/71


Participation, Citizenship and Local Governance
John Gaventa and Camilo Valderrama
Institute of Development Studies, June 21-24, 1999
Background note prepared for workshop on ‘Strengthening participation in local governance’.
PDF Download available at
http://www.ids.ac.uk/ids/particip/research/localgov.html

Topic Guide on Resources, Citizen Engagement and Democratic Local Governance (ReCitE)
The resource is a useful guide on the theme of citizen engagement in fiscal spaces of local government, including revenue raising, budgeting and monitoring processes. Available at:
http://www.ids.ac.uk/logolink/resources/

"Scaling out Participatory Budgeting and the European Experience",
in J.Beall, N. Hall (ed.) (2005),
Funding Local Governance.
Small Grants for Democracy and Development, Intermediate Technology Development
Group, London. ISBN: 1853395978

Participatory Budgeting in Brazil: Contestation, Cooperation, and Accountability
By Brian Wampler. November 2007
ISBN 978-0-271-03252-8
http://www.psupress.psu.edu/books/titles/978-0-271-03252-8.html



UK Participation weblinks:
Link to page within Joseph Rowntree Foundation website
http://www.jrf.org.uk/knowledge/

Website of the New Economics Foundation
http://www.neweconomics.org/

Institute of Development Studies (IDS) Participation Group
http://www.ids.ac.uk/ids/particip

Logolink (Participation and Local Governance) good practise network
http://www.ids.ac.uk/logolink

International Centre for Participation Studies at Bradford University, one of our academic partners, supporting us with the evaluation of our work. Have active research projects linked to PB processes.
http://www.bradford.ac.uk/acad/icps/



International bodies who have information or resources on PB
Link to : Empowerment Tools and Practices 6:Participatory Budgeting
http://www.worldbank.org/poverty/empowerment/
toolsprac/tool06.htm



The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-HABITAT, is the United Nations agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all.
http://www.unhabitat.org/campaigns/governance/

European Union project linking European partners with Latin America on issues of local governance.
http://europa.eu.int/comm/europeaid/
projects/urbal/index_en.htm



Budget Consultation and related resources

ODPM guide to good practice in Council Tax consultation
The ODPM has published a guide to good practice in Council Tax consultation
PDF download (2.2mb)
ODPM guide to Council Tax counsultation

Budget Simulator
Ryedale District Council have developed a ‘budget simulator’ which enables citizens to tell the council whether they think more or less should be spent on different issues.
http://www.budgetsimulator.com/ryedale


Review of Community Budgeting in Fife, Scotland
The Scottish Executive’s Community Budgeting pilot shared many similarities with PB. One of the pilot areas, Fife has published a report. Click below or copy and paste the address into your browser.
Fife Community Budgeting Report



You can find links to some organisations particularly relevant to our own work
by clicking here

The International Centre for Participation Studies at Bradford University are supporting us with the evaluation of our work.
They are running active research projects linked to PB processes.
http://www.bradford.ac.uk/acad/icps/