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Improved civic engagement and political prospects are among the upsides, though challenges can include staffing demands, Public Agenda says.
Most residents of Indonesia’s capital are unaware they can influence city spending, GovInsider reports.
Both cities launched forms of participatory budgeting that give everyday citizens a bigger say in municipal spending, FutureGov Asia reports.
Five percent of the Paris municipal budget will be controlled by citizens between now and 2020, the Guardian Cities reports.
Writing in The Washington Post, political scientists Brian Wampler and Mike Touchton report that cities where citizens have control over a piece of the municipal budget invest more in education and sanitation.