IBP’s latest blog post explores the results from the additional Open Budget Survey module on budget transparency in the health and education sectors. The conclusion: the devil is in the detail, but at the moment the details are not public.
Countries around the world are facing an unprecedented debt crisis amid the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in a rise to the largest capital outflow from developing countries ever recorded. On the Open Budgets Blog, Tim Jones of the Jubilee Debt Campaign, proposes a series of measures to ensure lending is transparent and responsible.
Jamie Drummond, Global Strategist at The Global Goals and Co-Founder of ONE, makes the case for openness as a vaccine against financial mismanagement during the COVID-19 pandemic and to enable journalists, civil society, and citizens to “follow the money.”
On the Open Budgets Blog, IBP’s Sally Torbert dives into emergency funding during the COVID-19 crisis and argues that while governments need to identify, approve, and implement funds urgently, speed does not need to come at the expense of accountability.
Amid a global pandemic that is forcing governments around the world to launch new spending measures, IBP has released the findings of the 2019 Open Budget Survey (OBS), showing weak transparency and oversight in government spending. Read the latest OBS report and explore the website to learn more about the state of the world’s budget transparency, participation, and oversight.