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2018 IAP2 Australasia Conference: Behind the scenes of PB

Behind the Scenes of Participatory Budgeting

A fair shake

Delve into the world of Participatory Budgeting (PB) at the 2018 IAP2 Australasia Conference: Shake It Up!.

Joined by Jez Hall, Shared Future (UK PB expert), Jithma Beneragama, Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet (Pick My Project) and Helen Christensen, IAP2A, MosaicLab will host an interactive conversation that explores lessons learned from recent projects across Australia and the UK.

Participatory Budgeting (PB) is starting to make its mark in Australia with major initiatives by both the South Australian and Victorian Governments as well as some smaller council PB projects such the City of Melville in WA. Following the IAP2A PB process - Pitch for the Practice, which saw IAP2A put $100,000 on the table for projects that benefit members and meet the organisation’s strategic pillars.

Given this recent wave of activity, it seems timely to reflect on learnings and insights gained so far.


Jez Hall has provided the following resources: a graphic depicting an annual PB cycle and a paper Mainstreaming Participatory Budgeting - Ideas for delivering Participatory Budgeting at Scale.

As part of the Pitch for the Practice process, MosaicLab prepared a A Brief Introduction to Participatory Budgeting (free download) on behalf of IAP2A. Everyone is welcome to access this free resource.

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