Budget monitoring: an exquisite gift of Braziliaan friends

Budget monitoring was indeed a strong journey. I had been involved for many years in the adventure of community development. We, the People, face in the Netherlands a withering away of the Welfare state. It is characterized by budget cuts and a gradual breakdown of the local social infrastructure. Then the question is: are that just the right cuts? How can we monitor and adjust this? And the following question sounds: Where goes our money? There is then a strong call to do something about local finances. But what? The Netherlands has only a limited experience ofparticipatory budgeting, some of them quite negative, mainly due to lack of skills and knowledge among involved citizens. Meeting Iara Pietricovsky de Oliviera in 2011 in my neighborhood was so inspiring. It made the difference

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