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  range of promotional and information videos to raise awareness of Participatory Budgeting have recently been produced and are on the Council's You Tube account, with inputs from a range of Edinburgh's citizens including community organisations and young people, partners and the Council.  The videos are aimed at different audiences to promote participation in PB processes across the City.

Introduction to PB

Case Study 1 "The Funder"

Case Study 2 "The Project"   

Case Study 3 "The Voter"

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