Guides

The Power of Making It Simple: A Government Guide to Developing Citizens Budgets

This guide provides step-by-step guidance to governments on producing a Citizens Budget and includes suggestions on how to meet challenges that often arise in the process. Read more

Guide to Transparency in Government Budget Reports: Why are Budget Reports Important, and What Should They Include?

This guide was designed to support governments in their efforts to meet international good practice standards on budget transparency by providing in one resource guidance on what reports and documents they should be producing and making available throughout the budget process, what information should be in those reports, and links to model documents from other countries. Read more

Guide to Transparency in Government Budget Reports: How Civil Society Can Use Budget Reports for Research and Advocacy

This guide provides essential information on how civil society organizations can use, and have used, the eight key budget reports that their government should be making available throughout the budget process for research and advocacy purposes. Read more

A Guide to Transparency in Public Finances: Looking Beyond the Budget

As a companion to the two Guides to Transparency in Government Budget Reports above, this compendium of five briefs goes beyond the eight key budget reports to examine other areas of public finance that are less well understood and especially vulnerable to efforts to shield them from public scrutiny. Read more