What Works Scotland recently facilitated international learning about participatory budgeting between public services in Scotland and Paris, Their team of researchers and practitioners have prepared a series of blog posts to share learning from the experience.
PB Scotland is seeking to create a group of PB champions, who are able to support others on their journey. You may be a qualified community engagement professional, a grass roots community activist or perhaps someone who understands how commissioning … Continue reading
In Edinburgh, PB has been implemented since 2010. This video shows how it can offer benefits in increasing community participation, improving the effectiveness of public spending and promoting greater community cohesion.
A report by Public Agenda explains how over 101,000 residents of the USA and Canada have been involved in deciding on over $60m of public funds through PB. In “A Process of Growth: The Expansion of Participatory Budgeting in the … Continue reading
PB Scotland, run by SCDC, is launching the PB Scotland Network. Last month the International PB Conference demonstrated the appetite for participatory budgeting in Scotland. The discussions consistently referred to the need to develop a PB network for Scotland.
This half day masterclass is presented for CDAS by Alan Budge of PB Partners, who has wide experience of promoting Participatory Budgeting (PB) in Scotland and across the UK. It will provide an overview of PB, with the aims of: … Continue reading