International Journal of

Arts , Humanities & Social Science

ISSN 2693-2547 (Print) , ISSN 2693-2555 (Online)
DOI: 10.56734/ijahss
Participatory Budgeting: The Initial Kaohsiung Experience of Taiwan


Several local governments in Taiwan have adopted participatory budgeting to inject citizen input into the public budget process since 2015. Public officials have advocated the advantages, disadvantages, and functions of this participatory mechanism. However, it is still not clear the development of adopting participatory budgeting of the initial experience of Taiwan. Through the case study of Kaohsiung city, this study mainly describes the functions of participatory budgeting, analyzes the primary participants, discusses the Kaohsiung’s participatory budgeting experience, and has suggestions for the future development of participatory budgeting.