What is participatory budgeting?

Participatory budgeting (PB) is a different way to manage public money, and to engage people in government. It is a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget. It enables taxpayers to work with government to make the budget decisions that affect their lives.

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Video Link: Real Money, Real Power: Participatory Budgeting

PB gives ordinary people real power over real money.



Click the question to see answers to these frequently asked questions. Note: Some of these questions and answers are adapted from an article that we published at Shareable.net:“How to Start Participatory Budgeting in Your City”.