This panel discussion is the launch event
for The Booklovers, The Mayors and The Citizens
publication about grass-roots democracy in Cameroons capital,
Through a process known as participatory budgeting, municipal
authorities and local residents jointly decide how to allocate public
Participatory budgeting is neither a developmental silver
bullet nor a universal panacea. But it can deliver much-needed public works in
areas that would not otherwise benefit from state involvement.