Over the years there has been an attempt to increase people's participation in how they are governed. Hence, the concept of participatory budgeting is one of the numerous participatory methodologies that are designed to allow residents to directly participate and influence local government decisions. Harare City Council is agonisingly coming to terms with the inescapable need to involve the people in budgeting and budget implementation. The desire to promote good governance with resppect to accountability, transparency, participation, responsiveness and quality service delivery to residents or ratepayers' needs gave impetus to PB. This book seeks to examine the way residents' participation is handled in the Harare City Council budget formulation process and assess the impact of participation on policies and budgets in meeting community needs. The book is important to local authorities administrators, councillors, local government researchers/practitioners, policy makers, students of local government and residents associations who engage in the expedition for superior service delivery promotion of transpaprent and accountability.