Dec 09, 2022
This brief explores challenges and improvements in South Africa’s budget allocation, implementation, and overall credibility and shows how these measures impact service delivery, poverty reduction, and progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals
Nov 24, 2022
SPARK Indonesia’s experience in strengthening the capacity of urban poor and traditional fisherfolk in advocating for social protection and subsidized fuel.
Nov 24, 2022
This analysis aims to demonstrate how Zambia’s current performance on budget credibility can potentially impact wider efforts to achieve SDGs. We conclude with some recommendations for improving budget credibility for SDGs and overall development goals.
Nov 10, 2022
This report examines budget credibility trends in seven sectors related to ten SDGs, analyzing the differences between Argentina’s approved and executed budgets in 2018, 2019, and 2020. It also compares these spending patterns with the country’s progress in achieving the SDGs, as shown by Argentina’s results in the 2021 Sustainable Development Report.
By Sep 26, 2022
Focused on building strong democratic institutions and promoting socioeconomic growth, the National Development Plan (NDP) has eight strategic priorities aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Achieving these goals will require sufficient budget allocations and the discipline to adhere to them. Both are prerequisites to improving public service delivery and social welfare while deterring macroeconomic backlash—a looming risk for small economies like that of The Gambia.
By Sep 12, 2022
As Romania seeks accession to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), centering the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can ground its budget in a clear, mission-driven, and performance-based vision. To actually achieve the global goals, however, the government will need to direct spending effectively toward critical development priorities—all while ensuring that funding is reaching the intended programs and beneficiaries.
By Sep 10, 2022
Since signing on to the 2030 Agenda for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015, Nigeria has mainstreamed efforts to incorporate the 17 SDGs into its National Development Plan (NDP). Given that the majority of financing for achieving the SDGs comes from government sources, effective government implementation of the budget is a central component for achieving the NDP and, through it, the SDGs.
Sep 09, 2022
Chronic budget credibility challenges can undermine efforts to prioritize spending for development goals. Underspent budgets can leave sectors and programs starved of resources, overspent budgets can result in high deficits and debt crises. Shifts across sectors and ministries undermine the priorities set out by the legislature in the annual budget and can result in some sectors being deprioritized during budget implementation. Previous research […]
Sep 06, 2022
The Indonesian government has made a firm commitment to meeting the targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, as evidenced by Presidential Regulation No. 59/2017. Development program action plans at the national and regional levels align with the SDGs and their associated targets.
Aug 08, 2022
Effective climate budgeting requires meaningful participation and systematic public engagement. Without these it is difficult for governments to provide climate financing that aligns with household priorities, and households will continue to spend large amounts of money responding and adapting to climate change without, and sometimes against the flow of, public financing.