Introducing the PB Charter for Scotland: Making good PB happen

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PB Scotland and the Scottish Government have launched the Participatory Budgeting Charter for Scotland.

The PB Charter is a set of seven key features showing what a fair and high quality PB process should look like. It aims to ensure PB is inclusive, uses good quality methods and is truly participative.

With PB increasingly becoming a central part of how decisions are made, the charter's seven features show what needs to be considered to make sure participatory budgeting is:

  • Fair and inclusive

  • Participatory

  • Deliberative

  • Empowering

  • Creative and flexible

  • Transparent

  • Part of our democracy

The PB Charter is for everyone involved in a participatory budgeting process - whether they're planning an event or going along to vote - and has been Crystal Marked by the Plain English Campaign.

The charter is a co-produced resource, developed by people with experience of PB processes in Scotland, including those from equality groups, community organisations and public bodies.

We'll be promoting the use of the charter over the coming year, supporting high quality PB to continue to happen across Scotland.

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