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.
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 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 David Robins, IBP— Aug 20, 2020
The murder of George Floyd by police officers in the United States sparked waves of Black Lives Matter protests across the country and around the world. Rising out of the movement came a call, one with a specific budget emphasis: Defund the Police. In order to understand what this means and how we can reform policing and institute change, budget analysis and advocacy is a necessary step.
by Robin Hodess, Director of Governance & Transparency, The B Team— Aug 12, 2020
Fiscal transparency is critical as business and government look to rebuild economies across the globe. The case made for ‘open’ government budget systems often emphasizes the benefits to citizens and society, but open budgets are good for business, too.
Vivek Ramkumar, Senior Director of Policy, IBP— Jun 23, 2020
Protesters around the world want reforms in how communities are policed and how much is spent on policing. To be successful, companion budget reforms are needed.
by Claire Schouten, Senior Program Officer, International Budget Partnership— Jun 16, 2020
As emergency funds to address COVID-19 flow into countries across the globe, it is more critical than ever that civic organizations and communities can access information and opportunities to ensure public policies and programs serve those most in need.
by Malado Kaba, economist & former minister of economy & finance, Guinea— Jun 10, 2020
In our latest blog post, Malado Kaba, economist and former Minister of Economy and Finance in Guinea, explores three areas the government can act on to improve budget transparency and accountability during the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Abraham Rugo, Country Manager, IBP-Kenya— Jun 04, 2020
On March 13, 2020 Kenya recorded its first COVID-19 infection. Two days later, the government restricted movement and meetings in a bid to contain the disease. In this post, IBP-Kenya staff details its response, alongside partners, to engage virtually with budget and service-delivery processes.