This manual is a
result of collective efforts through continuous commentaries and reviews
from Andre Herzog, Hernando Garzon, Victor Vergara and Mary McNeil from the
World Bank. Invaluable comments and reviews also came from Jaime Vasconez of
Center for International Urban Management (CIGU) in Ecuador, the Mayor of
Matan in Senegal, and the Chairperson and Chirf Executive Officer of Mutoko
The efforts of those
who have contributed information to this manual deserve special acknowledgement.
These include: Patrick Mutabwire (Uganda), Rudo Makunike (South Africa), Ardo
Nyakudanga, Brighton Muvirimi, Peter Sigauke, Rwodzi Mischeck and Mischek
The preparation of the
manual also benefited immensely from the modules on participatory budgeting in
Africa that were prepared by Ziria Ndifuna (Uganda), John Lubuva (Tanzania),
Israel Ndhlovu, Thandiwe Mlobane, Peter Sigauke, Moffat Ndlovu and the late
Justus Mika (Zimbabwe). Invaluable case studies material also came from MDP-ESA
regional scan on participatory budgeting that was done by Phillip Kundishora
Takawira Mumvuma, John Lubuva Kinuthia Wamwangi and Justus Mika. The authors
have also benefited immensely from various documents produced by UN-HABITAT.
The responsibility of
putting the information together was shouldered by Takawira Mumvuma and George
Matovu of MDP-ESA and financial support came from the World Bank.
We pay tribute to our
colleague Justus Mika who passed at the beginning of this work. He provided
tremendous support in developing concepts and themes which set a strong
foundation for this work.