Traditional budgeting has been an internal operation with city administrators from various departments developing their budget plans and working via an internal review and approval process. Participatory budgeting has been growing as a process globally, but it’s mainly done via in-person meetings.
Goals and Objectives
Participatory budgeting works to make the budgeting process more transparent and allow input from the community. This is designed to inspire more trust in how governments are using taxpayer money by allowing the public to identify, discuss, and prioritize public spending projects and to impact how money is spent.
Collaboration tools, online budgeting tools, communication platforms and alerts, social media, content management, records management, and online polling
Use Case Summary
Today, there are reported to be more than 3,000 participatory budgeting processes in action worldwide. To scale the participation of the public in communities, digital tools are leveraged to communicate, solicit opinions, design proposals and projects, and work to allocate monies.