Budget Trailblazers: Elena Calistru

May 27, 2021

In this section, we shine a spotlight on partners who are using budget advocacy to bring transformational change to their communities. This month, we talk with Elena Calistru, chair and founder of Funky Citizens, a Romanian-based NGO that builds research-based, data-driven advocacy tools. Funky Citizens was one of our research partners on the COVID-19 assessment.

Managing Covid Funds: the accountability gap

Vivek Ramkumar, Senior Director of Policy— May 24, 2021

When the Covid pandemic broke in early 2020, there was near unanimous consent that a crisis of this magnitude required governments to act boldly and swiftly to meet the needs of their people. By the end of 2020, governments mobilized a staggering $14 trillion in fiscal policy responses of different types.

Budget Trailblazers: Dr. Sandra Guzmán

Apr 21, 2021

In this section, we shine a spotlight on partners who are using budget advocacy to bring transformational change to their communities. This month, we talk with Dr. Sandra Guzmán, founder and global agenda coordinator at the Climate Finance Group for Latin America and the Caribbean. 

Budget Trailblazers: Rongai Leakwara

Mar 26, 2021

In this section, we shine a spotlight on partners who are using budget advocacy to bring transformational change to their communities. This month, we talked with Rongai Leakwara, a budget champion from one of the smallest and marginalized ethnic minority communities in Kenya, known as the Ilchamus community. 

The need to “double mainstream” gender and climate in public finance

Dr. Sandra Guzmán, Tanjir Hossain, Delaine McCullough, Sejal Patel, Liane Schalatek & Paul Steele*— Mar 26, 2021

Like gender inequality, climate change poses extremely complex and intersecting challenges and addressing them requires significant government intervention and coordination. In addition to the cross-cutting nature of an effective response, efforts to address climate breakdown are often components of a larger program or project, raising huge definitional and operational challenges.

Budget Trailblazers: Ubagu Amuche

Feb 20, 2021

In this section, we shine a spotlight on partners who are spearheading budget advocacy on the ground to affect transformational change in their communities. 

Budget Trailblazers: Vara Prasad

Jan 26, 2021

In this section, we talk with the individuals and partners who are doing budget advocacy on the ground to affect transformational change in their community.

A statement on the US Capitol attack

Jan 08, 2021

As advocates for open societies globally, the International Budget Partnership condemns the acts of terror and desecration of democratic institutions that took place in the US Capitol this week.