Participatory budgeting / edited by Anwar Shah. - Washington, D.C. : World Bank, c2007. - xxiii, 269 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. + - Public sector governance and accountability series .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Overview / Anwar Shah --
Introduction to participatory budgeting --
A guide to participatory budgeting / Brian Wampler --
Citizen participation in budgeting: prospects for developing countries / Donald P. Moynihan --
Regional surveys --
Lessons from Latin America's experience with participatory budgeting / Benjamin Goldfrank --
Participatory budgeting in Central and Eastern Europe / Alta Fölscher --
Participatory budgeting in Asia / by Alta Fölscher --
Sub-Saharan Africa's experience with participatory budgeting / Adrienne Shall --
Participatory budgeting in the Middle East and North Africa / Alta Fölscher. Table of contents

In the past three or four decades, public finance theorists and practitioners have struggled to identify and design institutional arrangements to help close the gap between the preferences of voters and the mix of public services actually delivered. Participatory budgeting is potentially a good approach. This book presents an authoritative guide to the principles and practice of participatory budgeting, providing a careful analysis of the potentials of participatory budgeting in strengthening inclusive and accountable governance as well as risks associated with interest group capture of partic.

9780821369234 (pbk.) 0821369237 (pbk.) 0821369245 (electronic) 9780821369241 (electronic)


Local budgets--Citizen participation--Case studies.
Local finance--Case studies.

HJ9111 / .P37 2007

352.48214 / PAR 2007

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