Participatory budgeting in Villa El Salvador (PLA 44)

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Published: June 2002
Participatory Learning and Action
Product code:G01996
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Participatory Learning and Action series, issue 44: Local Government and Participation

This paper looks at the Villa el Salvador district of Lima, a region with a history of self-management. Under the guidance of a young Mayor, Martin Pumar, participatory techniques are used to assess where communities want money invested, with 1 / 3 of the annual budget allocated to such developments. The successes of this project are documented, along with the vision of the mayor.

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