The application of the Participatory Budget (PB) allows citizens to participate in the decision-making process of their local government budget. In order to implement PB, theoretical guides and models have been created to focus on ensuring public participation. This article compares a theoretical model based on an extensive bibliographic review, with the PB application of a rural municipality using the qualitative analysis software of qualitative data Nvivo. The application provided evidence contributes to the improvement of the participation mechanism on the rural areas, due to its particularity, the theoretical model cannot be fully applied.
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The authors received no direct funding for this research. To the Universidad Polit?cnica Salesiana y and to the Universidad Polit?cnica de Madrid for their valuable help and support in the development of this research.
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- citizen participation
- Latin America
- local government
- participation mechanism
- participatory budgeting