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. 
What Went On: Process, Interaction, and Participation
Influence, Outcomes, and Effects
Analysis and Lessons Learned
http://www.spadap.com/data-collection-projects/the-brazilian-participato... [Participatory Budgeting Census 2012]
http://www.infonet.com.br/politica/ler.asp?id=152722 [article that talks about the abandonment of the process in 2013]
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
Lead Image: Participatory Democracy Latin America https://goo.gl/bk1jeh