From the Open Budgets Blog
New IBP Publications
The International Budget Partnership’s case study research seeks to collect and analyze evidence of civil society’s impact on government budget processes and policies; deepen our understanding of how and when such impact occurs; and assist CSOs around the world to replicate such work in their country. We released three new case studies in December 2015:
Further Reading From the Field
- CSOs Holding Governments to Account, a new report from the Governance and Social Development Resource Center (GSDRC), summarizes the range of interventions used by more than 30 CSOs to increase government accountability in different sectors and contexts.
- The Institute for Socioeconomic Studies’ (INESC) Thematic Budget Implementation Guidelines is a new resource for social movements and organizations interested in using budget monitoring as a social participation and advocacy tool.
- A new interactive guide from the World Bank Group and Asociación Civil por la Igualdad y la Justicia (Civil Association for Equality and Justice, or ACIJ) offers tools and information on how citizens can engage with supreme audit institutions to enhance external oversight of government.
- Public participation in fiscal processes is a relatively new phenomenon. A new paper from the Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency (GIFT) presents a diverse set of examples of effective participatory mechanisms, and synthesizes lessons of good practice.
- BudgIT Nigeria,with support from the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA), implemented the Ebola Fund Watch project to research, analyze, and track how funds are used to fight the Ebola virus. The Ebola Fund Watch Regional Report examines how funds earmarked for Ebola containment in West Africa have been used.
- In an article for the Open Government Partnership Blog, Mark Robinson, Global Director of Governance at the World Resources Institute, explains why budget transparency is crucial for ensuring the effectiveness of public expenditures for climate change adaptation and mitigation.
The Program Officer will coordinate and monitor the implementation of IBP’s biennial Open Budget Survey and conduct priority research on budget transparency for a subset of countries.