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WHAT THE PB UNIT CAN OFFER


The PB Unit offers research and consultancy in the following areas:

Research service

Accompaniment in developing and delivering participatory processes

Technical support

Evaluation and monitoring throughout PB process


Further support


Who is this research and consultancy useful for?


Research service

  • Research about policy and practice happening in other local authority areas
  • Research studies about what is happening in local authorities internally

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Accompaniment in developing and delivering participatory processes

  • Budget literacy work with a range of stakeholders using a range of participatory tools
  • Support in developing community engagement and capacity building processes to enable active participation in PB pilots
  • Facilitation of planning meetings and partnership working
  • Reflecting from a position outside the local authority to enable the necessary bureaucratic structures to be 'invisible' so as to give more ownership of meetings to local people

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Technical support

  • Workshop facilitation with neighbourhood managers, community development workers, councillors and community members
  • Support with the development and delivery of participatory processes
  • Support with the development of technical tools, including budget matrices, policies, rules, etc

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Evaluation and monitoring throughout PB process

  • Development of a framework for baseline monitoring, indicators and targets
  • Participatory evaluation
  • Writing up of pieces of work and dissemination internally and externally

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Further support is available from:

  • PB Practitioners' Network - opportunity to share learning with other pilot areas
  • National Reference Group meetings - opportunity to share learning with senior government policy makers
  • International networks

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Our services are particularly suitable for organisations wishing to:

  • Develop more participatory and inclusive processes in their budget decision making
  • Build capacity within their organisations and the wider community around budgets
  • Analyse the relationships between budget decision making and social inclusion
  • Develop their commitment to inclusion and participation.

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