Leaders Agree to Fiscal Transparency at the Anti-Corruption Summit – What’s Next?

In the wake of the Panama Papers, which exposed the illicit finance industry, the United Kingdom hosted the first-ever Anti-Corruption Summit on May 12. The Summit brought together world leaders to discuss how to tackle corruption by strengthening such measures as transparency, recovery of assets, and law enforcement cooperation. As the dust settles from the summit, we reflect on what came of the discussions. And importantly, what happens next in terms of open budgets?
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IBP’s 2015 Annual Report: Strengthening Foundations. Pushing Boundaries.

The International Budget Partnership’s 2015 Annual Report documents our work over the past year, focusing on what we have achieved and what we have learned. Highlights include a section describing our ongoing work and impact in six countries, an overview of our 2015 research and international advocacy, six essays that discuss key lessons that have come out of reflecting on our work, and six short vignettes that capture the power of budget work.
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Open Budget Survey 2015

The Open Budget Survey’s assessment of budget transparency, participation, and formal oversight finds that 98 of the 102 countries surveyed lack adequate systems for ensuring that public funds are used efficiently and effectively.
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