PB Map & Process List

Participatory Budgeting is expanding rapidly.

The first full PB process was in 1989 in the Brazilian city of Porto Alegre for the municipal budget. Today over 250 PB Processes have taken place in North America alone.

The map below lists just some of the PB processes worldwide, specifically some of the most developed and interesting PB processes in North America, Latin America and Europe that illustrate the diversity of PB models. Hover over a circle for a snapshot of a places’ PB, or click on the circle marking a Process to learn more.


See the map on CARTO here — and a thank you to CARTO for their generous support!

In more detail

In Porto Alegre, as many as 50,000 people have participated each year, to decide as much as 20% of the city budget. Since 1989, PB has spread to over 1,500 cities in Latin America, North America, Asia, Africa, and Europe.

Tiago Peixoto of the World Bank has developed a GoogleMap to display global examples, using a broad definition of PB. There are over 1,500 cities and institutions implementing Participatory Budgeting (PB), and it is almost impossible to keep track of them all.

Data set

To review the data that went into the map above, see this set, also embedded below. To suggest an addition, email PBP’s Research Fellow Jake Carlson, at jake(at)participatorybudgeting(dot)org.