This publication was issued within the framework of Initiative Budgeting of the Committee
of Civil Initiatives; for the first time in the Russian Federation, it describes in an accessible
form the main content of the participation of citizens in the budget process.
IB is a set of diverse practices based on civil initiative to address issues of local importance
with the direct participation of citizens in determining and selecting objects for spending
budgetary funds, as well as the subsequent monitoring of the implementation of selected
The publication is intended for consultants of initiative budgeting projects, civic activists,
employees of public authorities and local government.