The Importance of When: How Timely is the Publication of Key Budget Documents Across the World?

By David Robins, International Budget Partnership— Aug 16, 2016

The Open Budget Index – the part of the Open Budget Survey that measures transparency – assesses the public availability of eight key budget documents. To be considered publicly available, a document must be published by the government within an acceptable timeframe. For example, unless an Executive’s Budget Proposal is published before it is enacted into law, citizens have no chance to influence its content, and it would therefore not pass the threshold of public availability. A deeper dive into the Open Budget Survey 2015 data reveals a number of interesting findings regarding the availability and timeliness of budget documents.

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

Joel Friedman, Senior Fellow, IBP— Jul 21, 2016

The Open Budget Survey 2015 finds that budget transparency has improved modestly over time, particularly for countries that were ranked among the least transparent in previous rounds of the survey. While these findings correspond with those of earlier surveys, the 2015 results also expose 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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Strategies in Using Budget Work to Improve Maternal Health

by Rebecca Warner, International Budget Partnership— Jul 14, 2016

Two IBP case studies, one from Tanzania and another from Uganda, examine civil society campaigns to engage governments and hold them to account in providing maternal health care to their citizens. Both feature the advocacy work of the White Ribbon Alliance (WRA), an informal coalition of NGOs, donors, and their global partners dedicated to achieving safe and healthy childbirth for all women. WRA’s chief strategy has been to hold governments accountable by mobilizing citizens to demand decent healthcare for all pregnant women. Yet the coalition used two quite different approaches to push for improvements in maternal healthcare in Uganda and Tanzania.

ماذا نتعلم حول كيفية المشاركة مع السلطة التنفيذية؟

Jul 07, 2016

You are viewing the Arabic translation of this post. View the English version here. تعد زيادة تحليل موازنة منظمات المجتمع المدني والدعم بما يؤدي إلى سياسات وتنفيذ ونتائج أفضل إحدى النتائج الأساسية الخاصة بشراكة الموازنة الدولية. بعد أن علمنا أن دعم موازنة المجتمع المدني التي تشرك الآخرين فيما نسميه  النظام البيئي للمحاسبة من المحتمل بشكل أكثر […]

Yang Kami Pelajari Tentang Cara Terlibat dengan Badan Eksekutif

Oleh Jessica Taylor, Program Officer, IBP South Africa; John Kinuthia, Program Officer, IBP Kenya; and Jason Lakin, Country Manager, IBP Kenya— Jul 07, 2016

Hubungan yang produktif dan kolaboratif dengan badan eksekutif pemerintah berperan amat sangat penting bagi keefektifan advokasi anggaran masyarakat sipil. Esai dari Laporan Tahunan 2015 IBP ini melihat hal-hal yang kami pelajari dari pengalaman kami di Afrika Selatan dan Kenya tentang sifat kerja sama dengan “badan eksekutif”, yang sebenarnya terdiri dari gabungan kepemimpinan politik dan kepemimpinan teknis yang kompleks.

Que savons-nous de la manière de collaborer avec le pouvoir exécutif ?

Par Jessica Taylor, Program Officer, IBP South Africa; John Kinuthia, Program Officer, IBP Kenya; and Jason Lakin, Country Manager, IBP Kenya— Jul 07, 2016

Des relations productives et collaboratives avec le pouvoir exécutif du gouvernement sont cruciales pour un plaidoyer budgétaire efficace de la société civile. Cet article, tiré du Rapport annuel 2015 de l’IBP se penche sur les enseignements tirés de nos expériences en Afrique du Sud et au Kenya sur la nature du travail avec « l’exécutif »”, qui est en réalité une combinaison complexe de leadership politique et technique.

¿Qué estamos aprendiendo sobre cómo trabajar en forma conjunta con el Ejecutivo?

por Jessica Taylor, Program Officer, IBP South Africa; John Kinuthia, Program Officer, IBP Kenya; and Jason Lakin, Country Manager, IBP Kenya— Jul 07, 2016

Las relaciones productivas y colaborativas con el poder ejecutivo del gobierno son cruciales para un activismo presupuestario eficaz de la sociedad civil. Este ensayo del Informe Anual 2015 del IBP examina lo que estamos aprendiendo de nuestras experiencias en Sudáfrica y Kenia sobre la naturaleza de trabajar con «el ejecutivo», lo cual actualmente implica una mezcla de liderazgo político y técnico.

What Are We Learning About How to Engage with the Executive?

by Jessica Taylor, Program Officer, IBP South Africa; John Kinuthia, Program Officer, IBP Kenya; and Jason Lakin, Country Manager, IBP Kenya— Jul 07, 2016

Productive, collaborative relationships with the executive are crucial to effective civil society budget advocacy. What is called “the executive” actually comprises a complex mix of political and technical leadership, and members of the executive derive their legitimacy from various sources. This essay from IBP’s 2015 Annual Report looks at what we are learning from our experiences in South Africa and Kenya about the nature of working with the executive.

ما الذي نتعلمه حول الأنظمة البيئية والتغيير الاجتماعي؟

بقلم ألبيرت فان زيل، مدير الاستراتيجية والتعليم في شراكة الموازنة الدولية؛ وباولو دي رينزيو، كبير زملاء الأبحاث في مبادرة الموازنة المفتوحة بشراكة الموازنة الدولية— Jun 22, 2016

You are viewing the Arabic translation of this post. View the English version here. مقال مأخوذ من  التقرير السنوي لعام 2015 لشراكة الموازنة الدولية على الرغم من النمو الاقتصادي المستدام منذ منتصف الثمانينيات من القرن الماضي، ما زال مستوى الوفيات بين الأمهات في أوغندا في عام 2011 أعلى بثلاثة أضعاف من المعدل الذي تم وضعه […]

Apa yang Kita Pelajari Tentang Ekosistem dan Perubahan Sosial?

Oleh Albert Van Zyl, Director of Strategy and Learning, IBP; and Paolo de Renzio, Senior Research Fellow, Open Budget Initiative, IBP— Jun 22, 2016

Dengan mendokumentasikan kampanye-kampanye masyarakat sipil dan mengamati sistem pengawasan di lokasi kampanye, IBP menyadari perlunya mengubah asumsi kita mengenai pekerjaan anggaran masyarakat sipil dan dampaknya. Dalam esai ini dari Laporan Tahunan 2015 kami, Albert van Zyl dan Paolo de Renzio memkirkan peranan yang saling melengkapi yang dapat dilakukan berbagai pelaku dalam ekosistem pertanggungjawaban dan berbagai macam cara untuk memperkuat ekosistem tersebut.

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