The Public Debate originated in France but has since become a common method of public engagement and multi-stakeholder consultation required by some governments on large public works proposals.
Neighbourhood management has been used primarily in low-income neighbourhoods as a way to reform service delivery, improve living conditions and build community capacity. The process is fundamentally participatory in that it involves community members directly in the planning, implementation, and maintenance of services and infrastructure.
The participatory budget in Paris is the largest ever implemented in the world. This case is interesting for its scale and scope but also for its reliance on digital technology. Of additional interest is how such a large scale PB fits into the sociopolitical context of France, a country that...
Malawi's 1996 programme of decentralization faced many challenges, including a lack of state legitimacy and serious financial constraints. As a result, in 2005 the government shifted towards a reliance on structures that incorporate traditional leadership which could potentially provide the participatory outcomes that decentralization had intended to produce.
The county initiated budget consultation processes that considered the public views and approved projects from the long lists provided during the 30 budget consultations held at the Ward level. While an important first step, the Makueni budget consultations in the 2014/15 budget cycle were characterized by weaknesses. To address the...
The World Bank in collaboration with the West Pokot County government are seeking to empower marginalized communities to realize their development needs and priorities through Participatory Budgeting. West Pokot is amongst the top ten marginalized counties in Kenya with a poverty rate of 68.7%.
Community committees are representative bodies established as intermediaries between an area’s residents and a higher level of government.
Two new placements of continuity for refugees are placed in Constance under the protest of the residents. Based on expert interviews and a content analysis this paper argues that the so named consultation procedure by the municipal administration of Constance on new placements of continuity for refugees in effect cannot...
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