by Chris Lane, former IMF representative to the United Nations & Sally Torbert, Program Officer, IBP— Jul 08, 2020
A lack of transparency and fragmented systems for managing and reporting on government debt has left many lower income countries over-indebted and ill-prepared to finance necessary pandemic containment and mitigation measures.
by Paolo de Renzio, Jason Lakin & Vanessa van den Boogaard*— Jul 07, 2020
How can civil society help to shift popular perceptions of taxation and move the political needle on reforms? To get to tax systems that are more equitable, it’s time to build broad coalitions in support of progressive tax reforms.
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.
by IBP and Directorio Legislativo— Jun 24, 2020
Since the start of the pandemic, governments in Latin America and the world have allocated enormous amounts of resources to confront the health, economic and social impacts. While rapid responses to address the crisis are imperative, the transparency, oversight and accountability of these processes cannot be neglected.
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 Chloe Cho & Guillermo Herrera, International Budget Partnership— Jun 22, 2020
As part of their COVID-19 response, governments everywhere are reprioritizing resources and implementing new fiscal measures. Throughout this process, we expect them to inform the public by reporting on and justifying changes made to the budget. But do we have reason to be concerned that this may not happen? Probably.
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.
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.
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.