Hear the Voice, Make the Change: Guide to evaluating PB processes

This briefing aims to support public sector organisations wishing to evaluate their ‘mainstream’ Participatory Budgeting (PB) initiatives.  The techniques outlined here are also applicable to PB grant making programmes.

Hear the voice make the change

Released in June 2017 this comprehensive guide from PB Partners lays out 10 essential actions to record, monitor and evaluate the impact of a PB programme.

It complements our recent guides to PB Grant-making and Mainstreaming PB produced in autumn 2016, both of which are freely available in the resources section on this website.

We have been building on our learning about PB since 2000, when the first UK learning exchange to Porto Alegre took place. Later, in 2010, the PB Unit produced a detailed guide to self evaluation when undertaking PB, which is available on the PB network website.

Ideas and methods within this new, refined and more usable briefing paper builds on work done at that time, as well as more recent experience within Scotland and elsewhere.

Without understanding why you are doing PB it’s hard to know if you have succeeded.