What is the research on program effectiveness?

What is the research on program effectiveness?

Research has shown that: ​

  1. PB in schools increases civic engagement, even when there is not a formal curriculum driving the process [1, Bioscience High School in Phoenix, AZ].​
  2. PB in schools and the community influences budget priorities [2, New York, NY]​
  3. “Most scholars and participants of PB’s agree that one of their most important benefits is the deepening of the exercise of democracy” [3, United Nations]​

[1] Cohen, M., D. Schugurensky and A. Wiek (2015). Citizenship Education through Participatory Budgeting: the Case of Bioscience High School in Phoenix, Arizona. Curriculum and Teaching, Volume 30, Number 2, pp. 5-26. https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/193620515.pdf

[3] 72 Frequently Asked Questions about Participatory Budgeting, UN-HABIT

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