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The contribution of participatory budgeting to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals: lessons for policy in Commonwealth countries

Yves Cabannes for the Commonwealth Journal of Local Governance

Cabannes, Y (2019) The contribution of participatory budgeting to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals : lessons for policy in Commonwealth countries. Commonwealth Journal of Local Governance, 21: 1-19. Sydney: UTS ePRESS, ISSN 1836-0394 https://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/journals/index.php/cjlg

 

Abstract:

After briefly defining participatory budgeting and reviewing its evolution worldwide and Commonwealth expansion over the last three decades, this paper explores the potential it holds for contributing to the achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Its looks especially at how participatory budgeting is contributing to the achievement of SDG 16 and provides some specific recommendations for action, based on innovative practice examples from around the world, highlighting how practice across diverse local authorities could be used to monitor target 16.7 ‘to ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels.’ 

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