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Participatory Budgeting as an Innovation in Local Public Services Delivery: The Slovak Case
Participatory Budgeting as an Innovation in Local Public Services Delivery: The Slovak Case

Author(s): Lydia GONDÁŠOVÁ, Mária Murray Svidroňová
Subject(s): Public Administration, Economic policy, Fiscal Politics / Budgeting
Published by: Masarykova univerzita
Keywords: public services delivery; innovation; participatory budgeting; citizen involvement;
Summary/Abstract: The marketization of public services brings among other objectives also an increase in public expenditure efficiency, improvements in public services quality and co-creation in public services provision. In this article we analyze participatory budgeting that can be perceived as an innovative tool for an effective management of public services delivery. Participatory budgeting enables better allocation of public sources according to citizen's needs. By involving the citizens in decision making concerning the local government's spending, the participatory budgeting also enables co-creation of the public services and helps to increase the quality of public services.

  • Page Range: 248-256
  • Page Count: 9
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: English