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Children’s Participatory Budget Council

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The Children’s Participatory Budget Council is an innovative approach with the aim of fostering citizenship among children and teenagers.


It is based on the use of a small portion of the municipal budget for priorities decided upon by children and teenagers aged between 9–15 years.

Location Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Organisation Barra Mansa City Council Government

Partner Organisation Urban Management Program for Latin America and the Caribbean (UMP-LAC) Date 1998

Scale of catchment City

Built environment component Public Policy

Beneficiary Children ages 9-15

Links/Sources

https://bernardvanleer.org/publications-reports/compendium-of-best-practices-of-child-friendly-cities-2017/

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/095624780201400206

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