A shared language to evaluate PB processes. That was the goal. How best to compare and contrast, and also validate the effectiveness of participatory budgeting(PB) has been addressed in the USA through a new research programme.
There are many measures of success in PB but with the release of 15 key metrics for PB evaluation and by using a toolkit from Public Agenda researchers will now have a shared language and instruments to compare PB across North America. The methodology used will have universal application, even outside the USA and Canada
The North American PB Research Board, in collaboration with the USA based PB Project helped develop these tools to support local evaluators and to learn about the ways that PB impacts communities. The metrics will also inform practitioners seeking to make PB processes more effective.
- Visit Public Agenda’s website to download the instruments and introduction to PB evaluation.