Central America: Open Budget Survey 2021

Jun 2, 2022



The Open Budget Survey (OBS) is an assessment of fiscal transparency, public participation and formal oversight in the budget process across a range of countries, conducted every two years.


This brief focuses on the OBS performance of a number of countries in Central America, where some countries are sustaining progress while others are falling behind on accountable budget practices. Notably, El Salvador experienced the biggest decline in budget transparency. Guatemala continues to lead the region on transparency practices but saw a dip in its participation score.

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