Critical trends of citizen participation in policymaking. Insights from Portugal
Sabrina Scherer and Maria A. Wimmer
The final report on the UK’s first citizens’ assembly dedicated to tacking transport issues has now been published.
The Case of Philippine Participatory Budgeting
The World Atlas of Participatory Budgeting represents the widest compilation of data, to date, on the situation of these processes on the planet.
Yves Cabannes for the Commonwealth Journal of Local Governance
Harkins C. A GCPH report for Glasgow City Council: An evaluation of Glasgow City participatory budgeting pilot wards 2018/19. Glasgow; GCPH: 2019.
Carla de Paiva Bezerra & Murilo de Oliveira Junqueira
Jelizaveta Krenjova and Ringa Raudla
Gianpaolo Baiocchi (New York University) and Ernesto Ganuza (IESA/CSIC)1
A cursory survey of selected participatory Budgeting Experiences the Philippines
A new report looks at how participatory budgeting (PB) is being used in Ireland and explores the learning from across the world
Nesta Foundation. Compiled by Vicki Sellick
Ramya Parthasarathy, Stanford University
Vijayendra Rao, World Bank
Nethra Palaniswamy, World Bank
Stephen Elstub and Oliver Escobar
AIMEE FRANKLIN University of Oklahoma,
USA DALE KRANE University of Nebraska at Omaha,
USA & CAROL EBDON University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA
Jelizaveta Krenjova and Ringa Raudla. 2013. “Participatory Budgeting at the Local Level: Challenges and Opportunities for New Democracies.” Halduskultuur – Administrative Culture 14 (1), 18-46.
Author: Catherine E. Weaver
Rafael Angarita, Nikolaos Georgantas, Valerie Issarny
Janette Huttunen & Henrik Serup Christensen
Hina Binte Haq , Ronan McDermott , and Syed Taha Ali
Estimating the causal effect of transparency on policy evaluations using a survey experiment
This special issue is dedicated to democratic innovations in Latin America.
A Critical Discussion of the Claimed Trade-off between Problem-Solving Capacity and Citizen Participation
Report of the Global Taskforce of local and regional governments (GTF) facilitated by United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG)
At a time of growing mistrust in democratic institutions, PB and other methods of participatory democracy have often been seen as a way to help reverse this.
The charter is designed to make sure that every PB process involves good-quality democratic participation, resulting in positive outcomes for everyone involved.
Alex Parsons / mySociety
Meta-analysis and framework synthesis
Shulga, Ivan; Shilov, Lev; Sukhova, Anna; Pojarski, Peter Ivanov
Impact of participatory budgeting on communities, services, democracy and tackling inequality across local authorities in Scotland.
By Hollie Russon Gilman
Simon T. Perrault and Weiyu Zhang. 2019. Effects of Moderation and Opinion Heterogeneity on Attitude towards the Online Deliberation Experience. In CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Proceedings (CHI 2019), May 4–9, 2019, Glasgow, Scotland UK. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 12 pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/ 3290605.3300247
Paul Butcher (Policy Analyst) and Corina Stratulat (Head of European Politics and Institutions programme and Senior Policy Analyst)
Bednarska-Olejniczak, D.; Olejniczak, J.; Svobodová, L. Towards a Smart and Sustainable City with the Involvement of Public Participation—The Case of Wroclaw. Sustainability 2019, 11, 332.
Dubravka Jurlina Alibegovic
Gilman, Hollie and Wampler, Brian (2019) "The Difference in Design: Participatory Budgeting in Brazil and the United States," Journal of Public Deliberation: Vol. 15 : Iss. 1 , Article 7.
Exploring how community councils can contribute to democratic renewal in Scotland
The Participatory Budgeting Exchange: Summary of Outcomes & Next Steps
How ‘mini-publics’ can traverse the gap between citizens, experts, and evidence
A project from Public Agenda created in partnership with the Democracy Fund
Authored by: Matt Leighninger and Quixada Moore-Vissing
A systematic review of the public administration literature to identify how to increase public engagement and participation with local governance
This paper examines the impact of economic conditions on participatory democracy
Paper by Oliver Escobar
8 Translation and Institutional Change: What Happened when Participatory Budgeting Came to the Nordic Countries?
Curato, Nicole and Parry, Lucy J. (2018) "Deliberation in Democracy's Dark Times," Journal of Public Deliberation: Vol. 14 : Iss. 2 , Article 2
Shaffer, Timothy J. and Black, Laura W. (2018) "Authoritarianism and Deliberative Democracy: Responding to Our Current Political Times and Contexts," Journal of Public Deliberation: Vol. 14 : Iss. 2 , Article 1.
The document is a reference guide for local governments from all around the world
The 17th Conference of the International Observatory on Participatory Democracy, was held in Montréal in June 2017. The proceedings offer highlights of the deliberations and discussions held over the course of the four days of meetings.
Policy briefing – Mainstreaming participatory budgeting: What works in building foundations for a more participatory democracy?
Published in: Proceedings of the European Conference on Digital Government, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, Oct. 2018.
The study has counted on the support of the IOPD and the Barcelona City Council.
Council of Europe
Concil of Europe
Five years after the first edition, "Hope for Democracy" returns with new and updated perspectives of participatory budgeting worldwide.
Report from the Kirklees Democracy Commission
The Democracy Perception Index (DPI) is a research project conducted by Dalia Research, in collaboration with the Alliance of Democracies and Rasmussen Global, to measure citizens’ trust in government.
Carolin Hagelskamp & David Schleifer & Chloe Rinehart & Rebecca Silliman
See how PB in Scotland is Moving Toward the Mainstream
Paper prepared for ECPR Joint Sessions Workshop WS05: Can participatory reforms save representative democracy? April 2018 University of Nicosia Carolyn M. Hendriks The Crawford School of Public Policy Australian National University E: Albert W. Dzur Political Science and Philosophy Bowling Green State University E
Severin Engelmann , Jens Grossklags , and Orestis Papakyriakopoulos
How citizens and technology are reshaping government through crowdsourcing
The Secretary of the State of California
Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth
Rebecca Abers, Igor Brandão, Robin King, and Daniely Votto
International IDEA Constitution-Building Primer 13
The Case of Mining in Northern Canada and Northern Sweden
Wan, Poe Yu-ze (2018) "Outsourcing Participatory Democracy: Critical Reflections on the Participatory Budgeting Experiences in Taiwan," Journal of Public Deliberation: Vol. 14 : Iss. 1 , Article 7.
Alexander Hudson. University of Texas at Austin
Kuyper, Jonathan W. (2018) "The Instrumental Value of Deliberative Democracy – Or, do we have Good Reasons to be Deliberative Democrats?,"
Coleman, Stephen; Pothing, Kruakae; and Weston, Sarah (2018) "Dramatizing Deliberation: A method for encouraging young people to think about their rights," Journal of Public Deliberation
Michael Touchton and Brian Wampler.
Abigail Friendly Human Geography and Spatial Planning, Utrecht University, The Netherlands Kristine Stiphany College of Architecture, Texas Tech University, USA
Adrian Bua & Oliver Escobar (2018): Participatory-deliberative processes and public policy agendas: lessons for policy and practice, Policy Design and Practice, DOI:
This publication is part of the joint project ‘Strengthening Participatory Budgeting in Russian Federation Regions in 2016–2018’, implemented by the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation and the World Bank.
A Guide by Sunlight Foundation
Report by Democracy Volunteers
Article of Evelien Tonkens and Imrat Verhoeven from the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Report prepared by the Document prepared by the Basque Observatory of Housing
Peter Levine (Tisch College, Tufts University
Margaret Crocco (Michigan State University), Avner Segall (Michigan State University), Anne-Lise Halvorsen (Michigan State University), Rebecca Jacobsen (Michigan State University)
Community Planning Officials Survey
Kenya Accountable Devolution Program - World Bank
Dorota Kamrowska-Zaluskaa, a GdaÄsk University of Technology, ul. Narutowicza 11/12, 80-233 GdaÄsk, Poland
Dorota Bednarska-Olejniczak, JarosÅaw Olejniczak
Wroclaw University of Economics
The theory and practice of urban governance in recent years has undergone both a collaborative and participatory turn. The strong connection between collaboration and participation has meant that citizen participation in urban governance has been conceived in a very particular way: as varying levels of partnership between state actors and citizens
by John Gastil and Erik Olin Wright
This report was commissioned by the Open Society European Policy Institute (OSEPI)
Research report prepared concurrently for the Massachusetts CIR Pilot Project and the Democracy Fund
V-Dem is a new approach to conceptualizing and measuring democracy. The project’s multidimensional, nuanced and disaggregated approach acknowledges the complexity of the concept of democracy
This publication is a compilation of the elections that were held in 2017 to elect mayors, councilors and other elected officials of local governments.
Publication of the Paris Participatory Budgeting by Yves Cabanes
A project by the Participatory Budgeting Project
Assessing Democratic Institutions and Processes for Deepening and Increased Public Participation in Political Decision-Making
Authors: Rebecca Rumbul, Alex Parsons, Jen Bramley
Published by mySociety
Published by New America
Authors: Hollie Russon Gilman & K. Sabeel Rahman
Ernesto Ganuza Fernández (IESA-CSIC)
Citizen-led process stimulates solutions and influences policies.
White Paper by the Participatory Budgeting Project (PBP): How innovative leaders are reaching more people, bridging community divides, & making government work.
Dr Nick Bland (University of Edinburgh)
This paper introduces a range of democratic innovations known as ‘mini-publics’ and outlines key features, how they work, and how they may improve opportunities for citizens to contribute to public deliberation and participatory governance.
This Working Paper will appear as a Chapter in the book, From Summits to Solutions: Innovations in Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals, edited by Raj Desai, Hiroshi Kato, Homi Kharas, and John McArthur, and to be published by Brookings Institution Press in 2018
This evidence review explores the intersection between community engagement and inequality. It examines evidence, from Scotland and the UK, on what is being done to overcome inequality in community engagement.
"e-Democracy and e-Participation: the precious first steps and the way forward"
Exploring Democracy's Resilience, first edition by the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA)
Interim Report of the RSA Citizens' Economic Council
Reema Patel and Kayshani Gibbon
Tiago Peixoto, Fredrik Sjoberg and Jonathan Mellon
Interim Report Year 2
This article examines the role of empathy in citizen deliberation with the help of a deliberative experiment on immigration.
Kudrin Foundation for the Support of Ð¡ivil Initiatives
A wave of citizenship always on the rise
Localizing the SDGs, the case of Chefchaouen in Morocco.
This Guide is intended to respond to an increasing demand from UNDP Country Offices and a wide range of national stakeholders for guidance on the multiplicity of tools and methods that are being used to measure, assess and monitor governance at the local level. The Guide uses the term ‘local governance’ to cover the range of governance issues that exist at the local level, including decentralisation of policies and processes, the roles and inter-relationships of different actors a
J. Bio. Env. Sci. 5(2), 157-162.
Gabriel Baleos founded and currently runs Loopr Apps Corporation, a development consulting firm specializing in civic tech. His consulting practice focuses on open data, ICT for development and governance and fintech. Liza Garcia is Executive Director of the Foundation for Media Alternatives, Philippines. She specializes in women's rights and ICTs. Jessamine Pacis is a Program Officer at Foundation for
Published in Open Government Partnership
John B. Stephens University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, email@example.com
Maureen Berner University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, firstname.lastname@example.org
G. Carr, G. Blöschl, D. P. Loucks
Tina Nabatchi, Syracuse University
IBM Center for The Business of Government
Bing Ran, Penn State Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, US
Published on the Journal of US-China Public Administration, ISSN 1548-6591 April 2012, Vol. 9, No. 4, 407-423
Public Policy Institute for Wales Report Publication on Participatory Budgeting
Author: Claudia Chwalisz
Paper on the Barcelona's Participatory Online Platform: Decidim
Aragón P,. Kaltenbrunner A., Calleja-López A., Pereira A., Monterde A., Barandiaran, X. & Gómez V. (2017). Deliberative Platform Design: The case study of online discussions in Decidim Barcelona. SocInfo ’17 – The 9th International Conference on Social Informatics, Oxford, United Kingdom.
World Bank Group: Development Research Group Poverty and Inequality Team June 2017
Paper published in IHS Political Science Series Working Paper 145 June 2017 by Mark E. Warren
Smith, Adrian, and Andrew Stirling (2018). “Innovation, Sustainability and Democracy: An Analysis of Grassroots Contributions,” Journal of Self-Governance and Management Economics 6(1): 64–97.
Uraía is a project of UN-Habitat, the United Nations Human Settlement Programme and FMDV, the Global Fund for the development of cities.
Rodolfo LewanskiUniversity of Bologna, Italy
Dajer Barguil, Diana
Centre for SocioâLegal Studies. University of Oxford
Ramya Parthasarathy Department of Political Science Stanford University
Vijayendra Rao Development Research Group The World Bank
Published in European Journal of Political Research
Thamy Pogrebinschi WZB Berlin Social Science Centre, Germany;Matt Ryan University of Southampton, UK
The Participatory Budgeting Project (PBP) is a nonprofit organization that empowers people to decide together how to spend public money, primarily in the US and Canada.
This report provides an in-depth, evidence-based analysis of open government initiatives and the challenges countries face in implementing and co-ordinating them.
Article published in http://www.zocalopublicsquare.org/
Prepared by McKinlay Douglas Ltd
External Consultations Summary
Developed by Community Places through the support of the BIG Lottery Fund 2014
Final Declaration of the 17th IOPD Conference "Participation without exclusion"
Council of Europe Treaty Series - No. 207
10 essential actions to record, monitor and evaluate the impact of a PB programme
Michael Touchton Assistant Professor of Political Science University of Miami
Brian Wampler Professor and Chair of Political Science Boise State University bwampler[@]boisestate.edu
Natasha Borges Sugiyama Associate Professor of Political Science University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Sudeept M and de Faria J V, 2017, Participatory planning processes in Indian cities: Its challenges and opportunities. Journal of Sustainable Urbanization, Planning and Progress, vol.2 (1): 1–17. http://doi.org/10.18063/JSUPP.2017.01.001.
If citizens in the Swiss town of Aarau think that their politicians plan to waste too much money, they can interfere using a special veto power. Although it is rarely used, the measure’s effects manifest themselves in other ways.
Health and Social Care Academy
Do You See What I See?
Perception and Navigation in Online Deliberation
W. Ben Towne
Ph.D. Thesis (SC)
MOLLY ASHER Data Science Intern, University of Leeds, UK
CRISTINA LESTON BANDEIRA Professor of Politics, University of Leeds, UK
VIKTORIA SPAISER University Academic Fellow, University of Leeds, UK
Compiled by INN and Dot Connector Studio with support from the Democracy Fund
UN-Habitat’s Lab Publication
Report prepared concurrently for the Arizona CIR Advisory Board and the Democracy Fund
City of Bristol (Connecticut) Citizen Participation Plan
2016 World Forum for Democracy Final Report: Democracy and equality: does education matter ?
Keywords: online participation, turnout, protest, strikes, slacktivism
Paper prepared for the ‘Political Trust in Contemporary Representative Democracies’ 24-25 November 2016, Barcelona
Balancing direct and deliberative democracy in participatory budgeting processes
Participatory City is supported by Lankelly Chase Foundation. Lankelly Chase aims to bring about lasting change in the lives of people currently most disadvantaged in our society
Dr. Chelsea Marshall, Professor Laura Lundy and Dr. Karen Orr Centre for Childrens Rights at Queen's University Belfast 2016 Research funded by Plan International
REPORT AUTHORS: Cecile Carroll Thea Crum Carolina Gaete Maria Hadden Rachel Weber
This article was accepted for inclusion in Indiana Journal of Constitutional Design by an authorized administrator of Digital Repository @ Maurer Law
Mapping and Analysis of ICT-enabled Social Innovation initiatives promoting social investment in integrated approaches to the provision of social services: IESI Knowledge Map 2015'
A case study from the Helsinki Metropolitan Area
How Public Deliberation Can Move Us Beyond the Public Participation Rhetoric
Antoni Remesar. CR POLIS, Research Group Art, City, Society. Universitat de Barcelona. Xavier Salas. CR POLIS, Research Group Art, City, Society. Universitat de Barcelona. Tomeu Vidal. CR POLIS, Research Group Art, City, Society. Universitat de Barcelona.
Lessons from the 2015 Citizens Assemblies on English Devolution
(February 25, 2016). Local Government Reconsidered. Paper 4.
International Journal of Urban and Regional Research
Report from international workshop June 18-20, 2015, Washington, DC
The Distinction “Best Practice in Citizen Participation” is an award given annually by the International Observatory on Participatory Democracy (IOPD) to recognize public policies implemented by local governments.
Facilitators Guide and Toolkit
Published by the James Hutton Institute and funded by the Scottish Governments Strategic Research Programme (20112016).
Coordinated by Alexandre Apsan Frediani with Rafaella Simas Lima In collaboration with Habitat International Coalition Habitat III Working Group With the support of Adriana Allen, Vanesa Castán Broto, Caren Levy and Barbara Lipietz from the Development Planning Unit
By Rocio Moreno and Manuela Garza Research Assistants: Gabriel Lara Maria Angelica Mejia Ricardo Hernandez
Developed by Public Agenda and the Participatory Budgeting Project together with the North American Participatory Budgeting Research Board, and with generous funding from Democracy Fund.
2014 Annual Report
This working paper proposes practical approaches for Kenyan counties to implement public participation in their systems that encourage meaningful public engagement.
Democratic Governance across 10 Years of the AmericasBarometer
3rd International Open Data Conference 2015 Report
A practical guide to identify improvements through assessment
A transdisciplinary case study in municipal open government
PACE: Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement
Journal of Public Deliberation
Journal of Public Deliberation
Journal of Public Deliberation
Journal of Public Deliberation
Journal of Public Deliberation
San Sebastian 2005
Reggio Emilia, 18th, 19th, 20th November 2009
Local Government Studies
Draft Research and Evaluation Report on the 2013-2014 Participatory Budgeting Process in Chicago
BENCHMARKING BRITISH COLUMBIAS CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT EFFORTS
The International Budget Partnership
A report for the Local Better Regulation Office
Good Practices in Different Forms of Regional and Local Democracy
Final Report on Good Practices in Participatory Budgeting
James H. Svara and Janet Denhardt, Editors Arizona State University
Parliament of Australia Department of Parliamentary Services
World Bank Institute / OECD
A Response to Yu and Robinsons The New Ambiguity of Open Government
Topline Results from Round 6 of the European Social Survey
Produced by the Municipal Development Partnership for Eastern and Southern Africa in partnership with UN-HABITAT
Canoas June 3, 4 and 5
Complete book on the 25 years of participatory budgeting in the world. Coordination Nelson Dias
Background Document on Community-Based Monitoring
From current information, to FAQs, to the map of participatory budgeting (PB) in Germany you can now find everything worth knowing about PB and more in English by visiting www.buergerhaushalt.org/en. This new English platform presents procedures and methods used in PB both in Germany and worldwide. We are launching it to further advance the international dialogue on PB.
Abstract of the submitted candidacies and the awarded experience
The main objective of the project is to elaborate and exchange good citizen participation practices in order to increase and promote participatory opportunities (at global and local level) within the European Union member states.
Experience awarded the 1st IOPD Distinction for Best Practice in Citizen Participation 2006