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.
Priyanka Samy, Program Officer, IBP India — Jul 06, 2020
A goal of IBP is to develop new youth leaders. Here, we tell the story of how one young woman defied her “untouchable” status to help her community.
IBP y Directorio Legislativo— Jun 24, 2020
¿Cómo ha cambiado el rol de los Poderes Legislativos en America Latina con respecto a la asignación, reasignación y control de recursos durante la pandemia de COVID-19? Directorio Legislativo y IBP analizan esta cuestión en siete países en la región.
Pam Bailey, International Budget Partnership— Jun 04, 2020
This post chronicles the work of IBP partner SPRI (Indonesian People’s Struggle) to assure that eligible individuals and families get the social protection benefits they deserve, such as health care, food, education and a basic income.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.