Participatory budgeting has been an object of research since its origins in Brazil. Researchers from around the world have helped us understand the impacts of PB, as well as how it might be improved.

The North America Participatory Budgeting Research Board steers and sets priorities around research on participatory budgeting in North America. The Board members have conducted a lot of great research, as well as developed 15 Key Metrics to evaluate PB.

Participatory Budgeting Reports


Evaluation Report of Participatory Budgeting at Toronto Community Housing Josh Lerner & Joanna Duarte Laudon (2010)

New York City