Engaging Citizens through Participatory Public Expenditure Management

Client: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Public Administration and Development Management Division
Faculty: Paul Smoke
Team: E.J. Park, Mihran Sahakyan, Carrie Thompson
Year: 2005
In preparation for The International Conference on Engaging Communities, jointly organized by the United Nations and the government of Queensland, Australia, the Capstone team contributed to the available research on participation and engaged governance by looking at innovative or atypical participatory interventions in the budgetary process. The purpose of this activity was to aid in the development of a framework for understanding the enabling environment in which successful interventions in public expenditure management occur and to provide insights on improving program design. To this end, the team conducted a literature review and prepared case studies of participatory interventions in the budgetary process occurring at different levels of government.