This report follows up the Networking Session on Participatory Budgeting in Asian and Russian cities and regions that took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia during the World Urban Forum in February 2018 organized by Kota Kita Foundation (Indonesia), The Bartlett Development Planning Unit, University College London (United Kingdom) and the International Observatory on Participatory Democracy, based in Barcelona, Spain.
The report is informed by the documentation of specific PB related experiences in six cities and regions:
- Chengdu, China;
- St Petersburg Federal District and Stavropol Region in Russia;
- Seberang Perai, Penang State in Malaysia;
- Surakarta/Solo in Indonesia
- Hwaesong in Korea.
With the intention to ground observations in very diverse realities and scales. Exchanges through email before and after the event and various field visits spread over the last ten years by the author, as well as written material available in English, complement the information.