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Pitfalls of Aiming to Empower the Bottom from the Top: The Case of Philippine Participatory Budgeting

Joy Aceron : 2019

This paper explains why and how a reform program that opened up spaces for participatory budgeting was ultimately unable to result in pro-citizen power shifts that transformed governance. The study reviews the design and implementation of Bottom-Up Budgeting (BuB), the nationwide participatory budgeting (PB) program in the Philippines, which ran from 2012 to 2016. The findings underscore the importance of institutional design to participatory governance reforms.

Source: G-Watch and Accountability Research Centre

Link: https://accountabilityresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/WorkingPaper-4-Philippines-Bottom-Up-Budgeting-web-May-9-2019.pdf

Planning and Budgeting