Brazil Toward a More Inclusive and Effective Participatory Budget in Porto Alegre
Participatory budgeting is a process by which citizens andor civil
society organizations participate directly in different phases of the preparation and monitoring of
public budgets. More specifically, the municipality asked the Bank to focus on five key concerns:
How can the interface between the OP and municipal fiscal management be
How can the “quality of participation” in the OP be improved?
How can the capacity of the OP to monitor budget execution be improved?
How can a more coherent system of social accountability in the city be established,
improving the articulation between the OP and different participatory fora?
What are the social and fiscal impacts of the OP?