Many governments around the world are making less information available about how they raise and spend public money, according to the results of the International Budget Partnership’s Open Budget Survey 2017.
On 6 February, the International Budget Partnership and the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) co-hosted an event in London to address the decline in global budget transparency and other findings from the Open Budget Survey 2017. At the event, DFID launched a new transparency agenda, “Open Aid, Open Societies: A Vision for a Transparent World.” Watch a recording of the event and read more news on the release of the Open Budget Survey 2017.
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The Open Budget Survey assesses budget transparency based on the amount and timeliness of budget information governments are making publicly available. Each country is given a score between 0 and 100 that determines its ranking on the Open Budget Index. An abbreviated Index was recently featured in The Economist and the Financial Times. View budget transparency rankings for all 115 countries covered by the survey here.
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