Budget Trailblazers: Iniobong Usen

Jul 26, 2021

Each month, we shine a spotlight on partners who are using budget advocacy to bring transformational change to their communities. This month, we talked with Iniobong Usen, Senior Research and Policy Analyst at BudgIT Foundation, IBP’s civil society partner in Nigeria on the COVID-19 budget credibility research. 

COVID-19 & Accountability in The Gambia

Jun 29, 2021

After decades of dictatorship, The Gambia had its first transfer of power by popular election in December 2016. This election brought hope, but unravelling decades of dictatorial rule has proven difficult. Government funds earmarked for public projects often end up in the hands of individuals with connections to politicians or used to benefit special interests.  

Budget Trailblazers: Elena Calistru

May 27, 2021

In this section, we shine a spotlight on partners who are using budget advocacy to bring transformational change to their communities. This month, we talk with Elena Calistru, chair and founder of Funky Citizens, a Romanian-based NGO that builds research-based, data-driven advocacy tools. Funky Citizens was one of our research partners on the COVID-19 assessment.

Managing Covid Funds: the accountability gap

Vivek Ramkumar, Senior Director of Policy— May 24, 2021

When the Covid pandemic broke in early 2020, there was near unanimous consent that a crisis of this magnitude required governments to act boldly and swiftly to meet the needs of their people. By the end of 2020, governments mobilized a staggering $14 trillion in fiscal policy responses of different types.

Budget Trailblazers: Vara Prasad

Jan 26, 2021

In this section, we talk with the individuals and partners who are doing budget advocacy on the ground to affect transformational change in their community.

A statement on the US Capitol attack

Jan 08, 2021

As advocates for open societies globally, the International Budget Partnership condemns the acts of terror and desecration of democratic institutions that took place in the US Capitol this week.

Civil society organizations and taxation: Emerging trends and priorities

by Ruvimbo Chidziva & Fariya Mohuiddin*— Nov 20, 2020

Co-authored with the International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD), this blog explores the results of a collaborative scan of civil society organizations working in the taxation space with a specific interest in domestic taxation.