Data

General Issues
Economics
Specific Topics
Budget - Local
Location
Aracaju
Sergipe
49097-270
Brazil
Scope of Influence
name:scope_of_influence-key:citytown
Links
http://www.aracaju.se.gov.br/aracaju/?act=fixo&materia=aspectos_geografico
https://www.spadap.com/data-collection-projects/the-brazilian-participatory-budgeting-census/
Start Date
End Date
Ongoing
No
Facilitators
Yes
Face-to-Face, Online, or Both
Face-to-Face
Decision Methods
Voting
If Voting
Preferential Voting
Communication of Insights & Outcomes
Public Hearings/Meetings
Traditional Media
Staff
No
Volunteers
No

CASE

Participatory Budgeting in Aracaju, Brazil

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General Issues
Economics
Specific Topics
Budget - Local
Location
Aracaju
Sergipe
49097-270
Brazil
Scope of Influence
name:scope_of_influence-key:citytown
Links
http://www.aracaju.se.gov.br/aracaju/?act=fixo&materia=aspectos_geografico
https://www.spadap.com/data-collection-projects/the-brazilian-participatory-budgeting-census/
Start Date
End Date
Ongoing
No
Facilitators
Yes
Face-to-Face, Online, or Both
Face-to-Face
Decision Methods
Voting
If Voting
Preferential Voting
Communication of Insights & Outcomes
Public Hearings/Meetings
Traditional Media
Staff
No
Volunteers
No

From 2001 to 2013, the city of Aracaju in Brazil engaged in participatory budgeting, thereby increasing citizen engagement in democratic deliberation.

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Problems and Purpose

The participatory budgeting process in Aracaju, the capital of Brazil's state Sergipe, was initiated in 2001 and was abandoned in 2013 after the PT lost the elections.

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]

http://www.aracaju.se.gov.br/aracaju/?act=fixo&materia=aspectos_geograficos [city website]

http://www.infonet.com.br/politica/ler.asp?id=152722 [article that talks about the abandonment of the process in 2013]

Notes

The link above to an article in Portuguese has enough description to generate a full case for the period from 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

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