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.

This collaboration to coordinate research to evaluate PB comes from the work of Public Agenda; read more about their groundwork here.

Participatory Budgeting Report


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PB Evaluation Library

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