Jun 25, 2020
ADWISE Consulting developed a Handbook on participatory budgeting for municipalities
The involvement of citizens in the governance process is an essential part of democracy. Citizen participation in local governance involves ordinary citizens assessing their own needs and participating in local budgeting and budget monitoring processes.
In the framework of Good Local Governance Program (Citizen Participation in Municipal Budgeting project) implemented by GIZ ADWISE Consulting developed a “Handbook on participatory budgeting for municipalities”. Many municipalities lack competences, approaches and experience in involving their citizens in the procedure of the budgetary process. The Handbook aims to provide the administrations of municipalities with the necessary knowledge and experience for the application of pro-active and citizen-oriented participation methods and tools for activation and engagement of citizens in participation budgeting processes.
ADWISE Consulting also designed and delivered a workshop to the administrations of municipalities introducing the tools and measures described in the Handbook.