From the Open Budgets Blog
American University’s Jonathan Fox introduces new research that suggests that, to drive systemic change, civil society organizations and reformers must band together into coalitions that work at the local, subnational, national, and transnational levels.
Time to Get Political: Why the Open Governance Community Needs to Start Engaging with Grassroots Movements
Nongovernmental organizations pushing for more inclusive and accountable governance need to engage more intentionally with politics. But what does this mean in practice?
In October IBP and the French Ministry for the Economy and Finance co-convened an event that brought together finance ministers and senior ministry officials from eight Francophone African countries to discuss recent progress on opening budgets in the region.
New IBP Case Studies
The International Budget Partnership recently published five new case studies detailing the impacts of civil society budget analysis and advocacy on government budget policies and practices in India, Honduras, and Ukraine:
This case study summarizes Samarthan’s efforts to realize the potentially transformative promise of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme.
Learn more about SATHI’s work to improve healthcare in the state of Maharashta and the impacts of civil society interventions on public health delivery and accountability.
This case study examines the rise and fall of budget transparency in Honduras.
Light of Hope garnered an unprecedented level of support from the city of Poltava, including direct funding from the city budget, to deliver a complex array of services to marginalized groups.
The Institute of Analysis and Advocacy conducted innovative research and forged powerful coalitions to tackle entrenched corruption in the local health system.
Further Reading From the Field
- What Does the Latest Open Budget Survey Data Mean for Open Government Partnership Partners? (OGP Blog)
- Topic Guide: Open Data, Transparency, and Accountability (Social Development Resource Centre)
- Fiscal Justice Global Track Record: Oxfam’s Tax, Budget and Social Accountability Work (Oxfam Policy & Practice)
To broaden public discussion on the meaning of equity in resource allocation beyond just policymakers, IBP Kenya and its partners recently hosted Equity Week.
View current job openings at the International Budget Partnership here.