The information note, which aims to support citizen and CSO participation in local administrations, also includes the Turkish translation of "Paris Participatory Budget Charter". Paris Municipality “Participatory Budget Practice", although a limited practice, is shown among the good practices by indexes related to the subject in terms of participation of citizens and civil society organizations in decision making processes.
What is the Concept of Participatory Budget?
Participatory budgeting, which was first implemented in Porto Alegre city of Brazil in 1989, defines a process through which the expenditure priorities of local administrations are determined and budgeted in line with the participation and preferences of society. In this local democracy model implemented in different cities around the world, approximately 5 to 15 percent of local administrations' investment budget is determined through participatory budgeting.