To develop participatory budgeting in New Zealand
Hui E! Proposal 10
To develop, in partnership with civil society organisations that represent the diversity of New Zealand citizens, specific plans for implementation of participatory budgeting, beginning with a few specific areas of government activity.
This proposal addresses the OGP Values of: Transparency, access to information, civic participation, and improving public accountability.
Why the contribution is important
Countries as diverse as Jordan and Mexico already work with citizens and citizen groups (civil society organisations) to jointly make decisions about budgetary allocations and prioritisation. This improves the quality of the decision-making and ensures that citizens' knowledge and expertise becomes part of the mix, creating best possible value-for-money investment.
by DaveHenderson on August 22, 2016 at 06:42PM