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Table 1 How PB can affect the health, social, democratic and economic outcomes of individuals

From: The impact of participatory budgeting on health and wellbeing: a scoping review of evaluations

The intervention, participatory budgeting, is expected to impact on the health, social and economic outcomes of individuals involved through the following stages, derived from UN-Habitat and World Bank reports (Cabannes 2004, Shah 2007) and (Boulding and Wampler 2010, page 126):
Participation: communities can decide how designated public money is spent.
Collaboration: being involved in the PB decision process enables citizens to exercise political rights, develop civic skills and build social cohesion.
Prioritisation: improvements in priority public services may improve the wellbeing of individuals in that community, either directly through impacts on their health (e.g. reduction in disease, better access to medical services) or via social determinants of health (e.g. housing, education).
Allocation: distribution of resources according to identified needs results in greater efficiency in the allocation of public funds, and greater accountability of budgetary procedures.