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.

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

Política fiscal y derechos económicos y sociales en tiempos de crisis: reflexiones sobre la respuesta de Argentina

Julieta Izcurdia y Carmen Ryan, ACIJ - Asociación Civil por la Igualdad y la Justicia— Jun 15, 2020

El desarrollo de la crisis global por el contagio del COVID-19 y las necesarias medidas de distanciamiento social para frenar su avance, pusieron a la política fiscal y las decisiones presupuestarias en el centro del debate público. Ello es así porque se trata de la principal herramienta que tienen los Estados para contar con recursos suficientes para responder a la crisis.