Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/115501
Authors: 
Beuermann, Diether W.
Amelina, Maria
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
IDB Working Paper Series IDB-WP-547
Abstract: 
This paper provides the first experimental evaluation of the participatory budgeting model showing that it increased public participation in the process of public decision making, increased local tax revenues collection, channeled larger fractions of public budgets to services stated as top priorities by citizens, and increased satisfaction levels with public services. These effects, however, were found only when the model was implemented in already-mature administratively and politically decentralized local governments. The findings highlight the importance of initial conditions with respect to the decentralization context for the success of participatory governance.
Subjects: 
decentralization
participatory budgeting
training
technical assistance
Russia
JEL: 
H11
H41
H43
H70
P35
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/igo/legalcode
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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