Budget Simulator supports local and provincial governments to engage communities in deliberative budget discussions.
Providing both educational and consultative features and employing game-like elements to increase engagement, Budget Simulator has been used by over 60 councils and provincial governments.
Governments can configure the tool using a simple-to-use content management system, providing budgetary and background information as well as consequences for changes in revenue and expenditure.
Budget Simulator may be configured so that community members are required to meet a spending target, balance a budget or to address a what if scenario.
Governments can add demographic and consultation questions within the system to ensure they collect the right information before community members submit their budgets for decision making purposes.
Budget Simulator is developed by Delib, a company assisting governments with public consultations based in Bristol, UK and Brisbane, Australia.