In September 2015 countries from around the world adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, widely known at the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) — 17 aspirational “Global Goals” that cover such critical sectors as education, health, and sanitation and seek to address shared global challenges like climate change, gender inequality, and poverty. As public financing will be critical to achieving the SDGs, budget transparency, participation, and accountability will be essential. On 26 May 2017 in New York the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, and the International Budget Partnership will convene representatives of ministries of finance, supreme audit institutions, UN agencies, civil society organizations, and bilateral development partners to share good practices on budget reporting, monitoring, and accountability and develop practical, collaborative actions to help governments fulfill their commitments to sustainable development.
At the workshop, IBP will discuss “Tracking Spending on the Sustainable Development Goals: What Have We Learned from the Millennium Development Goals?” — a new Budget Brief that explores good practices and lessons learned from monitoring of government budgets and expenditure on the Millennium Development Goals, featuring summaries of case studies from eleven countries.
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