Budget Trailblazers: Nicholas Lekule

Aug 31, 2021

Each month, we shine a spotlight on partners who are using budget advocacy to bring transformational change to their communities. This month, we talked with Nicholas Lekule, Manager for Policy Analysis, at Policy Forum in Tanzania.

Budget Trailblazers: Iniobong Usen

Jul 26, 2021

Each month, we shine a spotlight on partners who are using budget advocacy to bring transformational change to their communities. This month, we talked with Iniobong Usen, Senior Research and Policy Analyst at BudgIT Foundation, IBP’s civil society partner in Nigeria on the COVID-19 budget credibility research. 

Taking Accountability Seriously in Times of Crisis

by Paolo de Renzio, Senior Research Fellow at IBP— Jul 12, 2021

This pandemic is far from over, but in order to keep moving toward recovery and renewal, we need to assess how countries are faring with relief spending– are they being open and accountable to help ensure funds go where they are needed most?   The International Budget Partnership’s report  “Managing COVID Funds: The Accountability Gap” is the collective work of local researchers in 120 countries to assess governments’ fiscal policy responses to […]

COVID-19 & Accountability in The Gambia

Jun 29, 2021

After decades of dictatorship, The Gambia had its first transfer of power by popular election in December 2016. This election brought hope, but unravelling decades of dictatorial rule has proven difficult. Government funds earmarked for public projects often end up in the hands of individuals with connections to politicians or used to benefit special interests.  

Budget Trailblazers: Elena Calistru

May 27, 2021

In this section, we shine a spotlight on partners who are using budget advocacy to bring transformational change to their communities. This month, we talk with Elena Calistru, chair and founder of Funky Citizens, a Romanian-based NGO that builds research-based, data-driven advocacy tools. Funky Citizens was one of our research partners on the COVID-19 assessment.

Managing Covid Funds: the accountability gap

Vivek Ramkumar, Senior Director of Policy— May 24, 2021

When the Covid pandemic broke in early 2020, there was near unanimous consent that a crisis of this magnitude required governments to act boldly and swiftly to meet the needs of their people. By the end of 2020, governments mobilized a staggering $14 trillion in fiscal policy responses of different types.

Budget Trailblazers: Dr. Sandra Guzmán

Apr 21, 2021

In this section, we shine a spotlight on partners who are using budget advocacy to bring transformational change to their communities. This month, we talk with Dr. Sandra Guzmán, founder and global agenda coordinator at the Climate Finance Group for Latin America and the Caribbean. 

Budget Trailblazers: Rongai Leakwara

Mar 26, 2021

In this section, we shine a spotlight on partners who are using budget advocacy to bring transformational change to their communities. This month, we talked with Rongai Leakwara, a budget champion from one of the smallest and marginalized ethnic minority communities in Kenya, known as the Ilchamus community. 

The need to “double mainstream” gender and climate in public finance

Dr. Sandra Guzmán, Tanjir Hossain, Delaine McCullough, Sejal Patel, Liane Schalatek & Paul Steele*— Mar 26, 2021

Like gender inequality, climate change poses extremely complex and intersecting challenges and addressing them requires significant government intervention and coordination. In addition to the cross-cutting nature of an effective response, efforts to address climate breakdown are often components of a larger program or project, raising huge definitional and operational challenges.

Budget Trailblazers: Ubagu Amuche

Feb 20, 2021

In this section, we shine a spotlight on partners who are spearheading budget advocacy on the ground to affect transformational change in their communities.