Bridging the Gap between Opening Budgets and Transforming Lives

By IBP, essays from the 2014 Annual Report— Jul 10, 2015

Our country work tests the theory that if citizens have access to budget information and opportunities to participate in the budget process, they can better engage with their governments and hold them accountable for their management of public resources. Here’s what we’ve learned so far in South Africa.

Combler l’écart entre l’ouverture des budgets et la transformation des vies

By IBP, essays from the 2014 Annual Report— Jul 10, 2015

Le slogan de l’IBP est « Les budgets transparents Transforment les vies ». Nous sommes convaincus que lorsque les citoyens ont accès aux informations budgétaires et aux possibilités de participer au processus budgétaire, ils peuvent mieux dialoguer avec les gouvernements et les tenir responsables de leur gestion des ressources publiques. Ceci, à son tour, peut entraîner une meilleure budgétisation et une meilleure prestation de service qui améliore la vie des populations.

رأب الصدع بين الموازنات المفتوحة وتطوير مستويات المعيشة

By IBP, essays from the 2014 Annual Report— Jul 10, 2015

You are viewing the Arabic translation of this post. View the English version here. إن شعار شراكة الموازنة الدولية هو “الموازنات المفتوحة. تطوير مستويات المعيشة”. إننا نؤمن أنه إذا كان المواطنون يمتلكون القدرة على الوصول إلى معلومات الموازنة وتتاح لهم الفرصة للمشاركة في عملية الموازنة، فإنهم يمكن أن يشاركوا بشكل أفضل مع حكوماتهم ومحاسبة تلك […]

Salvar las distancias entre abrir los presupuestos y transformar vidas

By IBP, essays from the 2014 Annual Report— Jul 10, 2015

You are viewing the Spanish translation of this post. View the English version here. El lema del IBP es «Open Budgets. Transform Lives». (Abrir los presupuestos. Transformar vidas.) Creemos que si los ciudadanos tienen acceso a información presupuestaria y oportunidades para participar en el proceso presupuestario, pueden participar mejor con sus gobiernos y responsabilizarlos en […]

Developing Social Audit and Citizen Monitoring Practices in South Africa

By Keren Ben-Zeev, Heinrich Böll Stiftung Southern Africa— Apr 16, 2015

This article was written by Keren Ben-Zeev, Heinrich Böll Stiftung Southern Africa. The South African government spends almost half of its budget each year on education, health, and welfare services. A further 20 percent of the budget goes to the provision of housing, water, electricity and sanitation. By some measures, though not all, these levels […]

Links Roundup: Transparency News and Analysis

May 12, 2014

Fiscal Transparency News Around the World Jakarta government held its first open data hackathon (Tech in Asia) The first and second place winners created apps which allow people to find and monitor city budget information and report anything suspicious to authorities. Multiple levies distort budget accountability (Mmegi online) A recent PEFA assessment in Botswana shows an […]

Lessons Learned from Water and Sanitation Budgets Analysis in Pakistan

Feb 27, 2014

This post was written by Muhammad Zahoor, Executive Director of the Centre for Governance and Public Accountability. In July 2013 the Centre for Governance and Public Accountability (CGPA) and Integrated Regional Support Program (IRSP), two civil society organizations based in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province of Pakistan, analyzed the water and sanitation budgets for the […]