Decide what we do together
A participatory process is a sequence of participatory activities (e.g. first filling out a survey, then making proposals, discussing them in face-to-face or virtual meetings, and finally prioritizing them) with the aim of defining and making a decision on a specific topic.
Examples of participatory processes are: a process of electing committee members (where candidatures are first presented, then debated and finally a candidacy is chosen), participatory budgets (where proposals are made, valued economically and voted on with the money available), a strategic planning process, the collaborative drafting of a regulation or norm, the design of an urban space or the production of a public policy plan.
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We have planned People Powered's budget for 2022, and you decided what to do, together.
Through a participatory budgeting process, we invited participatory democracy organizations and advocates around the world to decide our 2022 spending priorities. We committed $200,000 to fund the prioritized projects.
First, everyone was invited to share ideas for what we should do. Then, our member organizations, boards, and staff turned the ideas into a shortlist of proposals, and voted to decide which proposals we would implement during 2022. A Governance Committee of member organizations and board members oversaw the process.
Proposals were considered eligible if they met the following criteria:
- Consistent with People Powered’s mission and values (External link)
- Contributes to the goals of People Powered’s strategic plan (External link)
- Relevant and applicable in more than one country.
- Something that we can realistically implement by the end of 2022
- Spending proposals must cost no more than $100,000 USD
- Proposals that benefit groups in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and/or Latin America were prioritized.
Ideas See all proposals (54)