Examples, tools, publications & more
Here you can find resources related to PB. You can search for themes, topics or organisations, or explore the most popular tags below.
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.
This toolkit is intended to support any individual or group organising a PB activity to plan how to evaluate their PB process, and to collate the evidence and information required.
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.
This briefing from the Health and Social Care Academy highlights the potential of participatory budgeting (PB) within health and social care
This paper presents findings and reflections from ongoing research in the What Works Scotland (WWS) Participatory Budgeting programme, and signposts future directions for inquiry and practice.
This guide from PB Network and PB Partners aims to support public sector organisations wishing to develop ‘mainstream’ Participatory Budgeting
This What Works Scotland review of participatory budgeting (PB) in Scotland is based on an analysis of existing evidence about the PB processes that have taken place in Scotland up until June 2016.
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.
An online toolkit from Northern Ireland with useful introductions to a range of methods for getting local people more involved in decision making.
This evaluation by PB Partners describes the process, achievements and learning from a participatory budgeting initative in Aberdeen where young people had their say on how £50,000 of underspend.
This paper from Glasgow Centre for Population Health and What Works Scotland outlines ten strategic PB design choices and ten principles for effective delivery.
This publication from Demsoc presents the findings of a research project into the use of digital tools to support Participatory Budgeting (PB), in the context of the requirements of local councils in Scotland.