What Has the Open Budget Survey Taught Us About Progress and Challenges to Improving Budget Transparency?

The Open Budget Survey 2015 finds that budget transparency has improved modestly over time, but also exposes the fact that relatively few countries have improved to the point where they are publishing sufficient information to enable CSOs, oversight institutions, and members of the public to participate effectively in the budget process. A critical question for IBP going forward is: why do countries have trouble moving above this threshold?
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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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