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Unusual suspects? Effects of technology on citizen engagement

(Originally posted on the World Bank’s Let’s Talk Development blog)

What is the effect of technology on citizen engagement? On the one hand, enthusiasts praise the prospects offered by technology: from real-time beneficiary feedback to collaborative policymaking, the possibilities for listening at scale seem endless. 466 more words


Choose how to spend the taxes. Participatory budgeting around the world 

Choose your representatives and your civic duty is done for the next several years. “Now it’s their turn to work out my needs,” you think. Nevertheless, some cities around the world took up participatory budgeting, giving the power of spending the local area’s tax income to the people.  769 more words

Participatory Budgeting

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My name is Lee, and I’m the current acting communications officer of a little outfit called Participatory Budgeting – Hamilton Ontario. It’s a bit presumptuous to choose a title like that, because there is at this time no recognized organization overseeing all participatory budgeting processes in Hamilton; there are actually only two wards conducting PB exercises at this time, and both are currently retooling and planning hopefully for better processes in the coming years. 2,055 more words


You Voted... WE WON!

We are very excited to announce that we received the outcome of the Participatory Budgeting vote last night, and we have won the funding to build a dog run in Astoria! 137 more words