Commitments

03 Development of participatory budgeting.

Country: Madrid, Spain
Action Plan: Madrid, Spain Action Plan 2017
IRM Report: Madrid IRM Report 2017
Year Action Plan: 2016
Start Date: NA  |  End Date: NA

From the Action Plan

 
Development of participatory budgeting.

Issue to be addressed: Lack of direct decision of citizens in the use of public money. Primary objective: Going deeply into participation and transparency mechanisms of participatory budgeting. Short description: Increasing the part of budget directly decided by people. Enlarge collective participation spaces in the process and creating a detailed monitoring space for every project. OGP challenge: Real citizen participation at the highest level means the set up of mechanisms for citizens to take part directly on the most important decisions, through direct process going from bottom up with the maximum possible citizen control and being open and binding. The definition of budget expense is one of the most important decisions for the institution, and the participatory budgeting mechanism the way it is being developed in Madrid, meets the required characteristics. Therefore, deeping into this mechanism is a good measure respect to the goal of OGP related to citizen participation. Ambition: This commitment reinforces participatory budgeting mechanism, improving participation spaces and transparency and increasing the number of projects and its budget. Relevant steps will be taken in the way to make it possible for the citizens to decide directly the whole budget, different from the small part of the budget that can be decided now in any example of the currently existing participatory budgets.

Issue to be addressed: Lack of direct decision of citizens in the use of public money. Primary objective: Going deeply into participation and transparency mechanisms of participatory budgeting. Short description: Increasing the part of budget directly decided by people. Enlarge collective participation spaces in the process and creating a detailed monitoring space for every project. OGP challenge: Real citizen participation at the highest level means the set up of mechanisms for citizens to take part directly on the most important decisions, through direct process going from bottom up with the maximum possible citizen control and being open and binding. The definition of budget expense is one of the most important decisions for the institution, and the participatory budgeting mechanism the way it is being developed in Madrid, meets the required characteristics. Therefore, deeping into this mechanism is a good measure respect to the goal of OGP related to citizen participation. Ambition: This commitment reinforces participatory budgeting mechanism, improving participation spaces and transparency and increasing the number of projects and its budget. Relevant steps will be taken in the way to make it possible for the citizens to decide directly the whole budget, different from the small part of the budget that can be decided now in any example of the currently existing participatory budgets.

Lead Institution: NA


Support Institution: Transverse Commitment to all Departments and Districts.

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From the IRM Review

 

Year IRM Progress Report Published: 2018

 

Year IRM End of Term Published: 2019


For Commitment details, see Madrid IRM Report 2017.

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  Year 1 : No

  Year 2 : No

Overview

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Implementation

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Completion at End of Term

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Results

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Starred as of Midterm: No

Starred at End of Term: No

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