The COVID-19 crisis presents an opportunity for governments to move toward more equitable and inclusive societies. However, this will require a new social contract – one that benefits everyone, rather than a privileged few.
During the COVID-19 crisis it is likely that funds meant to strengthen public health infrastructure and reach vulnerable groups will be mismanaged. This is an opportunity for public auditors to ensure that public money is well spent during and after the crisis.
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.