by Deidre Huntington, IBP consultant— Oct 26, 2020
This is part one 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 26, 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.
by Pooja Parvati, Country Manager, IBP India — Oct 21, 2020
This blog explores the Indian state government’s intent to recognize women as workers and to present policy measures to advance this shift and include them in the paid economy.
by Jason Lakin, Senior Research Fellow, IBP— Oct 08, 2020
This blog introduces new resources IBP has developed as part of our Tax Equity Initiative to help civic actors deepen their engagement with tax reform and learn from each other.
by Matthew Cummins, Social Policy Regional Adviser, UNICEF — Sep 30, 2020
In this post, Matthew Cummins of UNICEF, explores the impacts of COVID-19 on children and how open budgets can be an effective tool in creating a better future for our children and their families.
by by: Josephine Nyamai, PFM practitioner& Budget Facilitator, Mombasa County— Sep 25, 2020
Kenya has a firm legal and regulatory framework governing access to information. The Constitution of Kenya, 2010, Article 35, further elaborated by the Access to Information Act 2016, guarantees citizens the right to access information. Section 7(3) of PFM regulations, 2015, specifically demands that budget information be publicized within seven days.In addition to the national […]
by Jason Lakin, Senior Research Fellow, International Budget Partnership— Sep 16, 2020
This blog explores a handful, but possibly growing, number of occasions where citizens have used the courts to challenge tax policy. Traditionally, it has been difficult, if not impossible, for public interest groups to press their tax policy claims in court.
by Brendan Halloran, International Budget Partnership— Sep 15, 2020
During the COVID-19 crisis, governments are taking the necessary steps to save lives and prevent families from falling into poverty and hardship in the short term, however, 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.
by María José Eva, International Budget Partnership— Sep 15, 2020
“We are all in this together”—or, at least that was the message early in the COVID-19 pandemic. The virus does not discriminate and anyone can catch it. However, it did not take long for it to become obvious that this was far from reality in a story that is still unfolding.
by Paul Steele, Chief Economist, International Institute for Environment and Development— Sep 14, 2020
This post, authored by Paul Steele of the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), explores their report on a new form of debt swaps that could provide developing countries with an opportunity for a green post-COVID-19 recovery that would also help reduce poverty.