Participatory Budgeting

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Initially developed in Brazil, participatory budgeting (PB) is recognised internationally as a way for local people to have a direct say in how, and where, public funds can be used to address local requirements.

Different PB models exist, although it normally involves members of the community deciding through a voting process how to spend part of the budget of a public agency such as a local authority.

There is a growing interest across Scotland in PB and in participatory democracy more generally.

A new website - PB Scotland - will act as a hub for sharing and learning about the great work being done by PB initiatives around Scotland, including £eith Decides...  It will provide updates on events and other information relevant to PB in Scotland and profile other good examples of PB in action.

More information can be found here.