We work in partnership with local civil society organizations (CSOs) in India to improve the management of public money, the delivery of public services, and how responsive the government is to the needs of poor people. Along with work at the national level, we focus on the states of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.
The International Budget Partnership recognizes that budget work is highly dependent on country context. In India, Kenya, and South Africa, IBP is deeply engaged in supporting civil society to do budget work and in directly advocating for more transparent, accountable, and participatory budgets. We have permanent staff based in these countries and have tailored our strategic approach to suit the country context. Working in close collaboration with long-term partners, we aim to play a catalytic role by providing:
- Long term financial support for civil society budget work
- Expert technical assistance, training, and mentoring
- Research, analysis, and policy advice
- Networking and communications support
IBP has a long history of working in Kenya on a wide range of budget issues. Our focus now is to build on that work and take advantage of the many opportunities that have emerged from the 2010 constitutional reform.
The goal for our work in South Africa is improved service delivery to poor communities through more effective and efficient budget implementation. We pursue this goal by supporting grassroots campaigns that strengthen and integrate the oversight and accountability system.