Participatory Budgeting Gets An International Boost

Posted by on August 15, 2019 at 2:24 PM

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The focus of the Bridge Alliance family is the United States. In fact, as you may have noticed, we rarely -- if ever -- talk about global affairs. This doesn’t mean that Bridge Alliance members limit their work to the USA (Charter for Compassion is active in almost 50 nations!), but when you open the Weekly Update, the overwhelming likelihood is that you’ll learn more about a domestic effort to get our nation back on track.

Today, we’re straying from that rule a bit to join ncdd in congratulating Participatory Budgeting Project for the impending launch of the Global PB Hub. Made possible by a $560,000 grant by the Hewlett Foundation, the Global PB Hub will help coordinate participatory budgeting efforts across the world. This will include creating an online library to collect and disseminate PB research, data, tools and resources in an accessible format, and establishing new communication and governance systems to help PB flourish in local communities worldwide.

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