Future Priorities for Participatory Budgeting in Scotland

Date: 22nd October 2021


The National Participatory Budgeting Strategic Group has published a framework for the future of participatory budgeting (PB) in Scotland. The framework sets out shared intentions and ambitions for PB and, looking ahead, outlines a series of priority recommendations to be carried forward.

The strategic framework is a key document that underlines how Scotland can evolve PB into a central way for decisions to be made in Scotland. The priorities set out in the framework include:

  1. A shared understanding of PB
  2. Making the links to the National Performance Framework
  3. Addressing inequalities
  4. Continuous learning
  5. Holding PB processes directly
  6. Evidence the long-term impact
  7. Climate justice
  8. PB supporting equalities and rights-based budgeting
  9. Public sector collaboration
  10. Sustainable transport
  11. Health and social care
  12. PB across education
  13. PB in schools
  14. PB addressing the attainment gap
  15. Engaging in housing
  16. PB and homelessness

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