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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jan 26, 2021
We are excited to welcome new members Faith Mwangi-Powell and David Nussbaum and announce that Rakesh Rajani will take over as chair of IBP’s board of trustees.
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.
Dec 22, 2020
On Dec. 16, 2020, the Finance Ministry of the Republic of Indonesia and IBP held a high-level, virtual panel, “Getting it Right: Promoting Equity and Accountability in the COVID-19 Response,” which focused on equity and accountability in emergency public spending and how we can strengthen the role of civil society in monitoring these expenditures.
by Jason Lakin, Senior Research Fellow, IBP— Nov 24, 2020
In this blog, IBP’s Jason Lakin explores how an emerging body of law across Africa is reshaping the contours of what we mean by democratic, accountable government and demanding that public officials clear a higher bar in making decisions without public oversight.
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.