Lessons from the Field: The Impact of Civil Society Budget Analysis and Advocacy in Six Countries

Dec 24, 2005

This paper discusses the experience of budget analysis in six countries. The primary purpose of the report is to assist civil society researchers and activists in developing countries who seek to engage in budget analysis. The budget is a government’s most powerful social and economic policy instrument and plays a central role in the lives of each and every citizen. It is therefore vital that citizens understand government budgets and have access to information and processes that will allow them to hold the government accountable for the use of public funds.