Nov 01, 2012
By Evilasio Salvador (University of Brasilia).
When the Brazilian government sent a new tax reform proposal to Congress in 2008 that would exacerbate the already high level of economic inequality,
Aug 25, 2011
By Fernando Basch (University of Buenos Aires/University of Palermo).
Through a complex litigation strategy that involved “freedom of information” requests, budget analysis, and media dissemination, the Civil Association for Equality
Jun 19, 2010
By Neil Overy (freelance consultant).
In South Africa a range of civil society organizations and coalitions have been central to post-Apartheid efforts to protect vulnerable children through social security
May 18, 2016
May 2016 | by Jillian Larsen
The International Budget Partnership has spent almost a decade researching how and why civil society campaigns on budget-related issues succeed or fail. Based on
Mar 05, 2013
By Linnea Mills (independent researcher).
This paper presents research that sought to document how, when, and why three donor agencies — the U.S. Department of State, the Millennium Challenge Corporation
Feb 13, 2013
By Claire Schouten (Integrity Action) and Jean-Pierre Samolia Monamoto (independent consultant).
This case study analyzes the role of civil society in the reform of public finances, budget transparency, and public
Sep 01, 2012
By Peter Bofin (independent researcher).
In 2008 the Tanzanian Prime Minister, Mizengo Pinda, ordered government ministries to reduce unnecessary expenditure on workshops, allowances, seminars, and luxury vehicles. While populist
Aug 25, 2011
By Neil Overy (Centre for Social Accountability, Rhodes University, South Africa).
At the turn of the millennium the South African government allocated a total of R214 million (US$28.5 million) to
Aug 26, 2013
By Almudena Ocejo (Centro de Contraloría Social y Estudios de la Construcción Democrática).
When it comes to health care in Mexico, “universal” has never meant equal, particularly when it came
Dec 15, 2015
by Carlene van der Westhuizen | December 2015
In South Africa, as in most other countries, government departments need to follow specific, legally defined procedures when buying goods and services