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 has convened since 2014. Research Board members conduct individual and collaborative research, as well as develop and share Key Metrics to Evaluate PB, to support further research.

Participatory Budgeting Reports


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Evaluation Repository

PBP's partners have produced evaluations and reports on PB in the US and Canada. Below, find a repository allowing you to peruse their reports.