Initiative budgeting as a form of civic participation is becoming an increasingly popular tool for involving the population in the process of making budgetary decisions at the local level. Despite the growing demand from the population, the development of initiative budgeting in the regions is very uneven. The purpose of this article is to determine the factors influencing the development of initiative budgeting. To identify these factors, the article uses a spatial approach to the consideration of civic participation in budget is sues, used in the categories of static and dynamic spaces. As a result of the study, such static spaces of civic participation as a limited choice of project areas, as well as the lack of choice in the use of instruments of citizen participation in regions with weak development of initiative budgeting were identified as constraining factors in the development of initiative budgeting. The freedom of regional authorities in determining the format of civic participation and typology of projects implementation, as well as the diversity of instruments of civic participation are attributed to the dynamic spaces, contributing to the expansion of opportunities for citizens, and, consequently, to the development ofinitiative budgeting. This approach to consideration of the factors of development ofinitiative budgeting will allow to adjust the policy of local authorities, directing it to the expansion of freedom of choice and variability of civic participation in initiative budgeting.
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