Building coalitions to promote equitable taxation beyond the COVID era

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.

Police reforms require budget reforms

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.

Governments that budget transparently are more likely to spend as they promise

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.

Using data for social good: transparency of public finances is vital

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.

Campaign of Adivasis and Dalits for Rights on Education

Lessons learned: engaging the public in budget discussions despite social distancing

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.