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.

Um Apelo à Ação para orçamentos abertos durante a resposta à COVID-19

Sally Torbert, Diretora do Programa Iniciativa de Orçamento Aberto, IBP— May 07, 2020

Esta publicação também é mostrada no blog Poverty to Power, do site da Oxfam. Grandes somas de dinheiro público estão a ser mobilizadas e direcionadas para financiar medidas de emergência para a COVID-19. Os governos precisam identificar, aprovar e implementar com urgência financiamento de emergência. Embora a rapidez não tenha de existir em detrimento da […]

Un appel à l’action sur les budgets ouverts pendant la réaction au COVID-19

Sally Torbert, responsable de programme de l'Initiative sur le budget ouvert, IBP— May 07, 2020

Cet article figure également sur le Blog Poverty to Power d’Oxfam. De vastes sommes d’argent public sont mobilisées et réaffectées pour financer des mesures d’urgence contre le COVID-19. Les gouvernements doivent définir, approuver et mettre en œuvre un financement d’urgence le plus rapidement possible. Même si cette rapidité n’implique pas nécessairement une moindre responsabilité, le […]

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.