by Jason Lakin, Senior Research Fellow, IBP— Nov 24, 2020
In this blog, IBP’s Jason Lakin explores how an emerging body of law across Africa is reshaping the contours of what we mean by democratic, accountable government and demanding that public officials clear a higher bar in making decisions without public oversight.
by Ruvimbo Chidziva & Fariya Mohuiddin*— Nov 20, 2020
Co-authored with the International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD), this blog explores the results of a collaborative scan of civil society organizations working in the taxation space with a specific interest in domestic taxation.
by Paolo de Renzio and Fariya Mohiuddin, IBP— Nov 16, 2020
In October 2020, IBP formally joined the Addis Tax Initiative – a multi-stakeholder partnership that aims to enhance domestic revenue mobilization in developing countries – as part of its efforts to strengthen the role of civil society in promoting more equitable taxation in developing countries.
by Jason Lakin, Senior Research Fellow, IBP— Nov 10, 2020
IBP’s Jason Lakin argues that advocates for fair and equitable taxation must construct a broader narrative around the social contract as a fair agreement among free and equal people that can be justified to all who pledge to uphold it, only then can we build effective coalitions for tax justice that explicitly endorse redistribution through the tax system.
by Sally Torbert, Chloe Cho & Guillermo Herrera, International Budget Partnership— Nov 05, 2020
This blog reviews lessons from two of the most impacted countries by the 2014 and 2015 Ebola crisis to help understand how government budgets change in response to a crisis and how these changes can impact budget credibility, particularly in the context of the current COVID-19 pandemic.
by Martin Aldcroft, Vivek Ramkumar & Ed Olowo-Okere*— Nov 05, 2020
Countries around the world have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by expending trillions of dollars to support their economies and provide relief to their populations, but a key challenge is ensuring that funds contribute to recovery and reach intended beneficiaries. Collaborations between supreme audit institutions and civil society groups can monitor government spending and ensure effective and lawful use of funds, improvement in public service delivery and response to disasters.
by Deidre Huntington, IBP consultant— Nov 02, 2020
This is the third and final post in a series on the budget analysis and advocacy learning journey of IBP’s civil society partner, Social Justice in Cote d’Ivoire. The first part focuses on the partnership between IBP and Social Justice and how they started their budget analysis journey.
Nov 02, 2020
Le bruit court. Les conversations sur les réseaux sociaux sur YouTube, les webinaires avec des journalistes et des blogueurs et des réunions avec des hauts fonctionnaires de l’Etat étaient tous axés sur la question des cantines scolaires en Côte d’Ivoire. Le Ministre du Budget a reconnu la nécessité d’améliorer le financement et la reddition de compte sur les cantines qui contribuent à maintenir les enfants à l’école. Comment en sommes-nous arrivés là ?
by Deidre Huntington, IBP consultant— Oct 30, 2020
This is part two of a three-part series on the budget analysis and advocacy learning journey of IBP’s civil society partner, Social Justice in Cote d’Ivoire. The first part focuses on the partnership between IBP and Social Justice and how they started their budget analysis journey.
Oct 30, 2020
Il s’agit de la deuxième partie d’une série en trois parties sur l’analyse budgétaire et le parcours d’apprentissage du plaidoyer du partenaire de la société civile de l’IBP, Social Justice, en Côte d’Ivoire. La première partie est disponible ici. Les défis de prestation de services incitent souvent un groupe ou un mouvement de la société […]