Data

General Issues
Economics
Specific Topics
Budget - Local
Location
Alagoinhas
Bahia
Brazil
Scope of Influence
name:scope_of_influence-key:citytown
Links
www.alagoinhas.ba.gov.br/index.php?link=visualiza_noticia&id_noticia=3567
Start Date
Ongoing
Yes
Facilitators
Yes
Face-to-Face, Online, or Both
Face-to-Face
Decision Methods
Voting
If Voting
Preferential Voting
Communication of Insights & Outcomes
Public Report
Public Hearings/Meetings
Staff
Yes

CASE

Participatory Budgeting in Alagoinhas, Brazil

General Issues
Economics
Specific Topics
Budget - Local
Location
Alagoinhas
Bahia
Brazil
Scope of Influence
name:scope_of_influence-key:citytown
Links
www.alagoinhas.ba.gov.br/index.php?link=visualiza_noticia&id_noticia=3567
Start Date
Ongoing
Yes
Facilitators
Yes
Face-to-Face, Online, or Both
Face-to-Face
Decision Methods
Voting
If Voting
Preferential Voting
Communication of Insights & Outcomes
Public Report
Public Hearings/Meetings
Staff
Yes
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Since 2001, Alagoinhas has been one of many Brazilian cities to undertake a participatory budgeting initiative, which improves citizen deliberation and civic education.

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Problems and Purpose

The participatory budgeting process in Alagoinhas was initiated in 2001 and appears to be ongoing as of 2015.

Background History and Context

Organizing, Supporting, and Funding Entities 

Participant Recruitment and Selection 

Methods and Tools Used 

This initiative is an example of participatory budgeting, an increasingly common method of democratic innovation broadly described as "a decision-making process through which citizens deliberate and negotiate over the distribution of public resources." There are many benefits associated with participatory budgeting including increased civic and democratic education; increased government transparency; and an increased opportunity for participation by historically marginalized populations. [1] 

What Went On: Process, Interaction, and Participation

Influence, Outcomes, and Effects 

Analysis and Lessons Learned 

See Also

Participatory Budgeting  

Participatory Budgeting: Porto Alegre 2005-2007 

References

External Links

http://www.spadap.com/data-collection-projects/the-brazilian-participato... [Participatory Budgeting Census 2012]

https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alagoinhas

http://www.alagoinhas.ba.gov.br/index.php?link=visualiza_noticia&id_noti... [webpage of the PB process in Portoguese]

Notes

Preparing a write-up of this case will require knowledge of Portuguese. Although there are no existing case studies in English on Alagoinhas, the city was surveyed in the Participatory Budgeting Census 2012 (Spada et al.). The link above to an article in Portuguese has enough description to generate a full case for the period 2001-2004. Primary research is needed to cover the other years.

Three other types of cases have been conducted using the information contained in the Participatory Budgeting Census 2012 that are tagged for easier retrieval in the following way:

  • PBcensus 1 - complete raw data
  • PBcensus 2 - requires phone call
  • PBcensus 3 - requires significant research

Lead Image: Participatory Budgeting Brazil https://goo.gl/K6dRRK