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New Cycle of Participatory Budgeting Begins!

The 7th cycle of Participatory Budgeting (PB) has begun. This is grassroots democracy at its best because it gives real power to people who may have never been involved in the political process before. 194 more words

Community Action

Inaugurating the Cluster Resource Centre: Beginning of a Journey

Now that you have read the previous blog on what went into setting the CRC (Cluster Resource Centre) and planning this event, here’s what happened next. 950 more words

Stories From Schools

Citizen engagement in politics and policymaking: Lessons from the UK

In April 2017, I wrote a report on behalf of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy about citizen engagement in politics and policymaking to present to a delegation of Ukrainian MPs in Kiev. 185 more words

Politics - General

New Community Choices Fund to support #ParticipatoryBudgeting in Scotland in 2017-2018

First launched in 2016/17, the Community Choices Fund is a new fund to support participatory budgeting (PB) in Scotland.  Targeted particularly at work in deprived areas, the fund aims to build on the support provided by the Scottish Government for PB since 2014 as part of a broader agenda around democratic innovation and engaged citizenship. 288 more words


The Menu Money Mess

The City’s Office of the Inspector General.(OIG) has released its audit of aldermanic menu money. OIG reports that the program is underfunded, does not follow the “best practices” recommended by the Government Financial Officers Association, and suffers management difficulties ranging from lack of communication between departments to the inability to develop a comprehensive citywide capital projects planning process. 1,182 more words


Realizing Advanced Governance

Internationalization is a guiding principle in the strategic direction of the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, as my colleagues and I strive to prepare students to be global citizens and future leaders. 903 more words


Your Voice Your Choice Kincardine & Mearns

There is still (just!) time to apply to this fund if you have a project which will enhance health, wellbeing or community links in Inverbervie, Gourdon, Benholm, Johnshaven or St Cyrus.  38 more words

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