Child-Focused Budget Study: Assessing the Rights to Education of Children with Disabilities in Vietnam

The focus of this study is the budget for education at the district level in Vietnam. It examines three elementary schools, which are conducting inclusive education for children with disabilities. The study aims to analyze the budget process from the central to the district level, as well as to obtain relevant information on the content of school budgets. By identifying the role of various institutions and their channels for budget intervention, the study also clarifies crucial links between policy commitments and actual outcomes. The real impact of expenditure was best exemplified by the three case studies. The study also provides general social, political, and economic information, focusing on the general budget process at the central level in Vietnam.

The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health 2011 Report

This report analyzes the financial, policy, and service-delivery commitments made by over 130 stakeholders from a variety of constituency groups. The report presents opportunities and challenges in advancing Global Strategy commitments, and charts a path for next steps to strengthen advocacy, action, and accountability in the field of maternal health.

The IBP was involved in the production of this report.

Fourth Conference of the African Union Ministers in Charge of Youth

The Fourth Conference of the African Union Ministers in Charge of Youth was held on September 13, 2012. The presentation and a summary of remarks are available for download below. These documents answer four main questions:

  1. Is money spent specifically on youth programs the best way to spend money that benefits youth?
  2. When we spend money on youth, is that money managed in a transparent manner to ensure that it is spent well?
  3. Has government produced plans and targets that demonstrate that it understands the nature of the problem and has a roadmap for solving it?
  4.  Are the youth involved in the design of youth programs and in monitoring their implementation, including the implementation of the budget for these programs?

Ghana: Budget Monitoring by SEND-Ghana and its Partners Helps Improve Nutrition for Children and Support Local Farmers

By Tony Dogbe (Participatory Development Associates, Ltd.) and Joana Kwabena-Adade (Participatory Development Associates, Ltd.).

Between 2007 and 2010, the Social Enterprise Development (SEND-Ghana) Foundation, one of the IBP’s partners, monitored the performance of the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP, a government program that integrates social protection interventions), engaging with 50 district assemblies, 50 focal civil society organizations (CSOs), and 50 District Highly Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC)/Citizens Monitoring Committees (DCMC) in seven regions across the country. SEND-Ghana used information from this monitoring exercise to promote improvements in the program with district assemblies and officials from collaborating ministries, departments, and agencies directly at the national, regional, and district levels, but also indirectly through the media.

The full versionshort summary, and one page summary of this case study are available in English, and the short summary is also available in Spanish, French, and Arabic.



Turning Children’s Rights into Children’s Realities

Turning Children’s Rights into Children’s Realities

December 2013 | by the Accountability and Transparency for Human Rights Foundation, the International Budget Partnership and Save the Children

rights-to-realitiesThis report discusses the relevance of budget transparency and participation for the realization of children’s rights. It also draws attention to recent research on budget transparency and participation that was conducted in relation to key child nutrition interventions in five African countries.