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Participatory Budgeting: Citizen Participation for Better Public Policies


Author: Janet Oropeza
Published by: Fundar, Centro de Análisis e Investigación, and Evidence and Lessons from Latin America
Date: 2011

Latin American countries pioneered participatory budgeting – an innovation to let citizens decide how public funds will be spent. First launched in Brazil in 1989, PB is now implemented in more than 2,500 local governments in 15 countries in the region. This brief analyses participatory budgeting experiences in Latin America and the factors underpinning success.

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