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
Planning and Budgeting