Child-participatory budgeting: A review of global practice

Dr. Chelsea Marshall, Professor Laura Lundy and Dr. Karen Orr Centre for Children’s Rights at Queen's University Belfast 2016 Research funded by Plan International


How can children be involved in decisions about public expenditure in ways that are effective, inclusive and impactful?

Drawing on the views of children, young people and adults who worked together in participatory budgeting initiatives, this report identifies enabling factors that make child-participatory budgeting a success.

Hear girls’, boys’ and adults’ views from Croatia, Guatemala, Kenya, Togo, Wales and many other parts of the world on how children can participate in a meaningful way in the budget cycle, bringing significant gains for the efficiency, equity and accountability of public spending.