The Bigger Picture
Implement priority budgeting for future preparedness.
Preparing for potential disasters or systemic inefficiencies can be costly and unpopular, but recent events like COVID-19 and ongoing natural disasters emphasize the importance of effective response. Priority-based budgeting (PBB) helps governments reimagine their budgets to prioritize resilience amid ongoing recovery.
Aligning Resilience Goals to Budget
Preparedness Yields Resilience
Without proper planning, governments are slow to respond to events like public health emergencies and natural disasters, causing public uncertainty and distrust. COVID-19 demonstrated the importance of public health budgeting tools that help governments sustain and respond to the unexpected.
By allocating resources strategically to essential programs through PBB, governments can ensure that the ability to effectively weather and manage crises outweighs the cost of preparedness.
Local economies are dealing with uncertainties arising from increased needs and decreased revenues, leading to program cuts, staff reductions, and financial strain. Governments must build resilience and adapt by shifting budget management strategies.
PBB helps governments reimagine budgetary priorities to ensure that even in the face of significant shortfalls, resources are allocated to areas that enhance the community’s ability to withstand and recover from crises.
Survive, Adapt, and Grow
PBB allows governments to not just survive but thrive in the face of unexpected events and disasters. By allocating resources to essential programs and community health priorities, governments can protect critical programs and infrastructure during crises.
The PBB approach also enables rapid adaptation, facilitating efficient response and allowing for growth and recovery in the aftermath of crises.
Priority-Based Budgeting in Action
Do More with PBB
Governments are a vehicle for addressing some of society's biggest challenges. PBB helps governments make the most of resources, make good on promises, and create infinite opportunities for change with the resources they already have.
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PBB in the Real World
Littleton's PBB Mastery
Learn how PBB aided Littleton, Colorado's communication and reallocation efforts.
The impacts of COVID-19 forced cities across the world to pivot. The PBB Blueprint helped Littleton make tough decisions and justify budget requests in the wake of a new reality.