Links Roundup: News and Publications on Open Budgets

Dec 12, 2013

 

IBP News

  • Recent IBP newsletter with articles on the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Annual meeting, civil society learning exchanges, budgeting for food security, new publications, and more
  • New Budget Brief on citizen participation in county-level budget processes in Kenya
  • IBP Director Warren Krafchik was interviewed by The Guardian about the importance of government budget transparency
  • Job openings at IBP for a Training Program Officer in the Capacity Building Program and an Editor/Writer in the Communications Program

News from the Middle East and North Africa

  • This OECD report on fiscal transparency in Tunisia includes a thorough overview and analysis of the Tunisian budget process as well as proposals for strengthening transparency for better public governance
  • A new open data initiative in the Middle East and North Africa for improving the quality of and access to government statistics in the region

Blogs and Commentaries

Open Government Partnership Updates

  • The United States has released its second OGP Action Plan which includes commitments to join the Global Initiative on Fiscal Transparency and promote participatory budgeting
  • Don’t miss the Open Government Guide’s chapter on budgets, which highlights practical, measurable, specific, and actionable steps that governments can, and are taking to open budgets

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