Participatory budgets are a powerful tool for inclusive and accountable governance. They allow cities and towns to educate, engage, and empower their citizens along with strengthening their governance.

This blog post is an excerpt from our Beginner’s Guide to Participatory Budgeting. Download it for free here!

Implementing a participatory budget?

If at first the process may seem a tad complex, in reality it’s all about keeping a clear overview and following the necessary steps. From laying the groundwork to processing input and implementing the results, let us guide you through the 8 steps to implement a PB in your city or municipality.

The 8 steps to setting up a participatory budget in your city

Ready to launch?

Did we spark your curiosity? In our brand new Beginner’s Guide on Participatory Budgeting, you’ll find a more elaborate explanation of the 8 steps, more information on the exact nature of a participatory budgeting project, and a handful of successful case studies from PB projects across the globe.

Cover of the participatory budgeting guide, with a title and photo of some coins.

For more inspiration, you can also refer to our article about the way cities adapt the tool to their own workflows and objectives.

If you’re convinced about the value of your very own PB, contact our experts today! They’ll be happy to guide you through the process and answer any questions you may have. If you prefer to take it nice and slow, head to our blog to discover more.

Other useful resources:

Participatory Budgets: insights from more than 20 governments
What if citizens set the city budgets?
The Beginner’s guide to citizen engagement
The Essential communication toolkit to launch your platform
4 reasons why citizen participation is easier than you think