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Bringing Budgets Alive - Participatory Budgeting

Bringing Budgets Alive - Participatory Budgeting

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This document is part of a set of resources about participatory
budgeting (PB) produced by Community Pride Initiative and
Oxfam’s UK Poverty Programme. These are:
This document is part of a set of resources about participatory
budgeting (PB) produced by Community Pride Initiative and
Oxfam’s UK Poverty Programme. These are:

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Bringing budgets alive
 participatory budgeting in practice
Community Pride Initiative/Oxfam UK Poverty ProgrammeFebruary 2005
 
Bringing budgets alive:
participatory budgeting in practice
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This document is part of a set of resources about participatorybudgeting (PB) produced by Community Pride Initiative andOxfam’s UK Poverty Programme. These are:
>
Let’s talk money:
an introductory leaflet explaining the basic conceptsand the potential for PB to transform local democracy in the UK.
>
Breathing life into democracy:
a detailed overview of the origins anddevelopment of participatory budgeting, why it is important todayand what its key strengths and weaknesses are.
>
Bringing budgets alive:
how to do it and what tools and techniques can help you.The resources were written by Jez Hall of Community Pride Initiative withinput and support from CPI’s Ed Cox, Bridget O’Rourke, Mark Waters andJenny Lazarus, and Oxfam’s Julie Jarman, Charlotte Flower and Jo Rowlands.Nikki van der Gaag edited the set, and they were designed by Corinne Welch(www.goodthinkingcommunications.net) and produced by Oxfam’s Jo Lyon.© 2005 Community Pride Initiative & OxfamCopies of this document can be downloaded from CPI’s PB website at
and are available in Oxfam’s Social Inclusion Directory at
www.oxfamgb.org/ukpp/sidOxfam UK Poverty Programme
274 Banbury RoadOxfordOX2 7DZTel: 01865 313184ukpp@oxfam.org.ukwww.oxfamgb.org/ukpp
Community Pride Initiative
491 Mill StreetManchester M11 2ADTel: 0161 231 4111www.communitypride.org.uk
For more information please contact:
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Bringing budgets alive:
participatory budgeting in practice
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CONTENTS
1.
Introduction———————————————————————————————
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2.
How it works: participatory budgeting in practice——————————————
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3.
From consultation to ‘consult-action’————————————————————
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4.
The key elements of participatory budgeting————————————————
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1. Define the size of the participatory investment budget———————————
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2. Create well-defined geographical structures————————————————
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3. Build new deliberative structures – the Citizens’ Budget Council———————
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4. Support community engagement through community link workers——————
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5. Build an annual cycle—————————————————————————
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Conclusion——————————————————————————————
29Appendix 1:
Glossary of terms————————————————————————
30Appendix 2:
Community Pride Initiative and Oxfam UK Poverty Programme—————
32Appendix 3:
How a budget matrix works————————————————————
34Appendix 4:
Resources on participatory budgeting———————————————
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