Data

General Issues
Economics
Specific Topics
Budget - Local
Location
Andradina
São Paulo
Brazil
Links
http://www.andradina.sp.gov.br/
https://www.spadap.com/data-collection-projects/the-brazilian-participatory-budgeting-census/
Start Date
End Date
Ongoing
No
Total Number of Participants
2300
Facilitators
Yes
Face-to-Face, Online, or Both
Both
Decision Methods
Voting
If Voting
Preferential Voting

CASE

Participatory Budgeting in Andradina, Brazil

April 3, 2019 Jaskiran Gakhal, Participedia Team
November 9, 2018 Jaskiran Gakhal, Participedia Team
October 23, 2017 paolospada
General Issues
Economics
Specific Topics
Budget - Local
Location
Andradina
São Paulo
Brazil
Links
http://www.andradina.sp.gov.br/
https://www.spadap.com/data-collection-projects/the-brazilian-participatory-budgeting-census/
Start Date
End Date
Ongoing
No
Total Number of Participants
2300
Facilitators
Yes
Face-to-Face, Online, or Both
Both
Decision Methods
Voting
If Voting
Preferential Voting
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From 2009 to its abandonment sometime around 2012, Andradina, Sao Paulo used a form of participatory budgeting that involved both online deliberation and face-to-face voting.

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Problems and Purpose

The participatory budgeting process in Andradina was initiated in 2009 and it appears to be inactive as of 2015; thus, it is safe to assume that it was abandoned in 2012 after the elections. The Census identified that Andradina implemented a hybrid PB that combined a face-to-face and an electronic venue of participation. Participants could propose projects online, but then they had to vote in face to face meetings.

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] The initiative incorporated an element of online deliberation, directed toward discussing projects and proposals in an open way online. 

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.andradina.sp.gov.br/ [city website provides contact information]

http://www.andradina.sp.gov.br/portal/noticias/0/3/1298 [some description of the process occurring in 2011]

http://andravirtual.com.br/mostra.asp?noticias=8150#.VYjvqBZbDkc [some description of the digital process]

Notes

Preparing a write-up of this case will require knowledge of Portuguese & significant primary research. Although there are no existing case studies in English on Andradina, the city was surveyed in the Participatory Budgeting Census 2012 (Spada et al. 2012). The included city website provides a telephone number to contact, but given that the process is not ongoing, the former organizers might not work for the city anymore. 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/2X425g