15 Participatory Budgeting Projects that Give Power to the People

To create vibrant communities, people need to share in the decisions that affect them. This is true for neighborhoods, cities, and beyond.

Participatory budgeting, in which people decide together how a portion of a government's (or organization's) budget is spent, is a proven way to give decision-making power to the people. It enables citizens to play an active role in shaping their community and creates more transparent governments.

Started in Porto Alegre, Brazil in 1989, participatory budgeting (PB), is now in over 1,500 locations around the world including schools, neighborhoods, cities, and more.

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