How is PB done?
PB comes in all shapes and sizes, but basically it looks like this:
But what better way to explain how PB is done than to give examples of other communities doing it.
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These case studies by Demsoc capture key learning points from Scotland's early exploration of digital tools to support participatory processes at a local level.
The City of Edinburgh Council has produceda series of videos on PB in the city. In addition to introducing PB, the videos give perspectives on PB from voters, projects and funders.
This comprehensive guide from PB Partners lays out 10 essential actions to record, monitor and evaluate the impact of a PB programme.
In March Castlemilk saw participatory budgeting with a twist. They called it ‘community funding’, but rather than being about a community of place this event was about funding for two school communities.
This guide from PB Network and PB Partners aims to support public sector organisations wishing to develop ‘mainstream’ Participatory Budgeting
Specifically written with community led organisations in mind but also useful for front line workers or local authorities starting out on using Participatory Budgeting, this guide lays out a simple 10 step process for PB grant making, from forming a planning group right through to monitoring and evaluation.
Specifically written with community led organisations in mind but also useful for front line workers or local authorities starting out on using Participatory Budgeting, this guide lays out a simple 10 step process for PB grant making, from forming a planning group right through the monitoring and evaluation.
This is a great short video which explains how participatory budgeting works in New York City.
In 2015 the Scottish Government commissioned the Democratic Society to investigate options for PB digital tools. The report Digital Tools and Scotland's Participatory Budgeting Programme is now available.
The Glasgow Centre for Population Health and What Works Scotland have today published Participatory budgeting in Scotland to complement the launch of the Scottish Government’s new participatory budgeting website.
Here Paul Nelis reflects on his discussion with Ullapool Community Trust about the voting options available to them as they plan for their participatory budgeting event. It seems like there are as many variations in voting as snowflakes on a winters day.