Digital participatory budgeting in Scotland – learning report


The Democratic Society have published a new report which provides a summary of learning around digital PB in Scotland since 2016.

The report shares a host of observations from their work and the wider programme, including:

  • Working together as part of a wider programme

  • The skills and development doing digital participation requires from local authorities and communities

  • The technology and platforms for digital participation

  • Sustainability for digital participatory budgeting

In the learning section, they outline findings and suggest solutions, concluding that the future direction of PB should be supported by a shift in approach, away from support on a project-by-project basis, towards a wider infrastructural support programme.

There’s more here.