The Study "Learning from the South", published by the Service Agency Communities in One World, provides a journey around the world aiming to introduce different types of participatory budgeting. The Study's aim was to present and analyse existing cases using a coherent definition and typology and is designed to facilitate future research on the topic.
Participatory Budgeting is an important project of global cooperation: Established in the south it spread into more and more countries all over the world. Participatory budgets are found in a wide range of societies, cultures and political systems. In some cases they are used to strengthen civic engagement and democracy, in others they are employed to fight corruption or to create a first opening in closed structures. Given the diversity of their contexts and forms, participatory budgets would appear to be an appropriate subject for a global dialogue.
The report can be downloaded here: Download "Learning from the South" (PDF)