Human Rights Budgeting Resource Page
A Tool for Transforming our Region?
Participatory budgeting (PB) is a democratic process in which community members decide how to spend part of a public budget. It gives people real power over real money. PB started in Porto Alegre, Brazil, in 1989, as an anti-poverty measure that helped reduce child mortality by nearly 20%. Since then PB has spread to over 3,000 cities around the world, and has been used to decide budgets from states, counties, cities, housing authorities, schools, and other institutions. For more information see: https://www.participatorybudgeting.org/
National Economic and Social Rights Initiative-Tools and resources for human rights budgeting:
- People's Budget short animated film
- Real Money, Real Power: Participatory Budgeting (4 min. video)
- Human Rights Budgeting FAQs
- Vermont’s People’s Budget Campaign
- How Participatory Budgeting Works in New York City - The Atlantic
- Participedia.net-website featuring democratizing projects from around the world-models and toolkits for local action!
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