“Implementing Participatory Budgeting in General Escobedo through UN-Habitat's Participatory Budgeting Initiative has been proven to be a very powerful governance tool to find innovative solutions to the current needs of the city. It has created a channel of communication between the municipal government, citizens and organizations that is presenting us to new technologies and ideas that can make our city more sustainable and in accordance to UN’s 2030 Agenda.”
Clara Luz, City Manager, General Escobedo, México
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Donors and partners
In November 2019, the Municipality of General Escobedo in Mexico signed a two-year cooperation agreement with the UN-Habitat to launch the Initiative for two consecutive cycles: 2019-2020 and 2020-2021. In the first year, citizens will have the chance to propose and vote for ideas that tackle environment and climate change, urban mobility, and public security issues in the municipality, backed with a 25 million Mexican Pesos Budget.