Dalit woman sparks hope for manual scavengers during COVID-19 pandemic

by Pooja Parvati, Country Manager, IBP India — Aug 31, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the most vulnerable people in India have been particularly hard-hit and face challenges accessing relief programs. This post tells the story of Ranjitha – a Dalit woman who has sparked hope by leading relief distribution efforts in her community.

Reinventing public finance: A closer look at New Zealand’s Well-Being Budget experiment

Delaine McCullough, Paolo de Renzio & Chye-Ching Huang*— Jun 02, 2020

New Zealand, a longstanding leader of public finance management reforms, is once again charting a path for others to follow with the introduction of its “Well-Being Budget” approach in 2019. This blog explores that approach and how other countries can learn from this opportunity.

Latin American CSOs lead during pandemic

Alexandre Ciconello, IBP senior program officer— Apr 07, 2020

Crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic often put civil society organizations on the front lines of response, filling the gaps governments cannot or will not fill. Two IBP partners in Latin America stepped up to acting lead in their communities.

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COVID-19 poses heightened challenges for public budgets

Warren Krafchik, IBP executive director— Apr 07, 2020

Government budgets are undergoing rapid shifts in allocations during the pandemic. And the rush to act may tempt some leaders to forego informing and engaging the public on the steps they take. They shouldn’t.

Let’s protect each other: IBP South Africa’s COVID-19 response

Albert van Zyl, IBP South Africa country manager— Apr 07, 2020

As governments fight the COVID-19 pandemic, poverty-stricken communities are often neglected in the response. That is true in South Africa, where the residents of informal settlements are too often “invisible.” However, IBP South Africa and its partners stepped in to change that.

What does a ‘culture of storytelling’ mean for nonprofits?

Pam Bailey, IBP Communications— Mar 06, 2020

“We need to tell stories” is a common refrain today in the field of nonprofit and even commercial communications but the word “story,” along with what subjects lend themselves to it and who can tell it, is widely misunderstood.

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Tax to finance the SDGs, but not to undermine them

By Wilson Prichard, ICTD; Nora Lustig, CEQ; Sanjeev Gupta, CGD; Warren Krafchik, IBP; Ian Gary, Oxfam; and Brahima Coulibaly, Brookings— Jul 01, 2019

Stakeholders are gathering this week in Berlin to chart the future of the Addis Tax Initiative, whose overarching goal is to increase tax revenues to help finance the Sustainable Development Goals. This blog written by experts from civil society highlights the need to focus on equity and outlines priority areas for reform so as not to undermine the SDGs.