Über die Praxis der Bürgerhaushalte in den USA und Kanada 2015/2016 informiert eine Studie von Public Agenda, einer Non-Profit-Organisation aus New York.
Participatory budgeting continues to expand throughout the United States and Canada. This report serves as the first aggregate analysis of how all U.S. and Canadian PB processes are growing and diversifying by summarizing and analyzing data from all of those processes that took place during the 2015–16 cycle. It updates our May 2016 report, “Public Spending, by the People: Participatory Budgeting in the United States and Canada in 2014–15,” which provided an unprecedented aggregate analysis of all U.S. and Canadian PB processes that took place during the 2014–15 PB cycle. This current report breaks new ground by making comparisons across key metrics collected from one cycle to the next on all U.S. and Canadian PB processes. By bringing together data from all U.S. and Canadian PB processes and over time, we seek to inform ongoing debates about PB and to advance the practice of PB. The expansion of PB in the U.S. and Canada in 2015–16 has been marked by a notable increase in small towns doing PB, by grassroots advocacy to get PB started, by more opportunities for remote online voting and by increased voter participation in many continuing PB processes. To learn more about these dynamics and to share practical recommendations for PB evaluation and implementation, Public Agenda invited evaluators and implementers from six PB sites across the U.S. and Canada to share their experiences. These evaluators’ and implementers’ stories bring to life key metrics about PB’s expansion. They may help others who are implementing or considering a PB process in their communities plan their implementation in years to come. These stories also demonstrate the diversity in the implementation of PB in the U.S. and Canada and the vital role of research and evaluation in helping processes identify and meet their local goals.