IBP, UNDP, & UNDESA Host Event on Budgeting for the Sustainable Development Goals

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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In Their Own Words: Reform Champions Speak About Incentives for Fiscal Openness

How do budget transparency reforms take hold? In this series of interviews, IBP’s Paolo de Renzio talks to reform champions from Brazil, the Philippines, Mexico, Uganda, Afghanistan, and South Africa. Their stories provide very interesting insight into the direct experience of “frontline” budget transparency reformers in designing, implementing and sustaining fiscal openness reforms across a broad range of country contexts.
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