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This section has some publications, practical tools and links to external publications which may be of use to you.

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Produced June 2007: Participatory Budgeting in the UK: an evaluation from a practitioner perspective

Produced March 2007: Discussion paper on PB in the LAA context

Produced October 2001:  The budget matrix briefing paper


Published June 2009: Community Safety PB pilots case studies booklet

More publications produced by the PB Unit can be found here

PB Unit tools

Budget literacy: building capacity and initial thinking

Here are some tools to help develop some initial thinking about budgets for participatory budgeting and to help citizens think about public budgets.

Salford budget matrix step by step guide

The budget matrix briefing paper

Guide to developing a budget matrix

Budget Quiz A

Budget Quiz B

Simulation game - from neighbourhood to local authority wide budget setting

When we visit local authorities or other agencies and do a workshop, we often include a simulation game.  Here are the sheets we use for that game.

Simulation game: Rules

Simulation game: facilitator notes

Simulation game: character cards

Simulation game: Easton step 1

Simulation game: Low hill step 1

Simulation game: Middlewood step 1

Simulation game: hightown step 1

Simulation game: step 2

Case Study Template

We would love to publish a case study of your pilot on our website.  If you would like to produce a case study, please use the template below.  This template can also be used for CLG case studies.

Case Study Template

PB Grant-giving process tools

Here are some tools to help you develop a grant-giving process.

Small grants scoring matrix

Bingo evaluation card

 More tools can be found in our easy to use toolkit

Links to external resources

For the Community Empowerment White Paper produced  by the Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG) click here

For the National PB Strategy produced by CLG click here

For 72 FAQs produced by UN-Habitat click here

For a World Bank report on PB click here

For the Citizenship Survey April - December 2007 click here

For a training companion guide for participatory budgeting in Africa, click here

For a Joseph Rowntree Foundation study on bringing community empowerment and community cohesion together click here

For a report produced by DEMOS on Democratising Engagement click here

For a working paper produced by Anja Rocke on the history of PB in the UK click here

For more links to external sites click here

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