What We’ve Learned About Participatory Budgeting: Key Lessons for Funders and Researchers
Date: Friday, July 27, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (EDT) | 9am - 10am (PDT)

Join us for a better understanding of the latest data and key lessons on participatory democracy for funders and researchers. Learn how participatory budgeting (PB) can strengthen civil society, improve government transparency and accountability, and improve social outcomes by focusing government spending on underserved communities.

Dr. Brian Wampler is a Professor at Boise State University. Stephanie McNulty is an Associate professor at Franklin & Marshall College. Michael Touchton is an assistant professor at the University of Miami. All three have done extensive work on citizen participation and governance in the developing world.

The Participatory Budgeting Project (PBP)’s mission is to empower people to decide together how to spend public money. We have launched PB in over 29 cities, empowering 400,000 people to directly decide how to spend $300 million in public funds. Our flagship program is Participatory Budgeting in New York City, where last year we supported over 100,000 people in deciding how to spend $40 million.