International Budget Partnership 2019 Annual Report

Jul 13, 2020

Learn more about our work over the course of 2019 as we strived to achieve our vision of a world where people claim the right to understand government budgets and demand that spending prioritize public priorities.

How to Read and Analyze Your National and County Finance Bill

By Mokeira Nyagaka , John Kinuthia, Jul 09, 2020

This guide is intended to help civil society organizations and the Kenyan public to understand finance bills and acts. It is part of IBP Kenya’s series on how to read the various budget documents at the national and county level.

Promoting equity through taxation in developing countries: What do we know? And what role can civil society play?

By Paolo de Renzio, Jun 30, 2020

Governments need to give more attention to promoting equity through taxation and the mobilization of domestic revenues is fundamental in strategies to finance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This brief explores how enhancing civil society’s capacities and skills to engage in tax reform can pave the way for a reduction in inequality and the promotion of just societies.

Exploring the Determinants of Budget Credibility

By Paolo de Renzio, Chloe Cho, Jun 16, 2020

In this paper, the authors examine potential drivers of budget deviations using data from 120 Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) assessments conducted in 94 countries.

What the Supplementary Budget Says About Kenya’s Covid-19 Response

Jun 11, 2020

This brief looks at the key budgetary changes that were proposed by the National Government for the financial year 2019/20. The supplementary was prepared as the country was looking for a way to free up resources to be used to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic. Therefore, this analysis focused on key sectors and programs in the fight against the disease.

New Zealand’s “Well-Being Budget”: A New Model for Managing Public Finances?

By Chye-Ching Huang, Paolo de Renzio, Delaine McCullough, Jun 03, 2020

A longstanding leader of public finance management reform, New Zealand once again is charting a path for other governments to consider, with their “well-being budget” approach. This paper examines the model and explores lessons other countries could learn from New Zealand.

Brief 2: Access to basic sanitation during COVID-19 in the City of Cape Town

Jun 02, 2020

Many of informal settlement residents in Cape Town rely on shared water and sanitation facilities or have limited access to water and sanitation, making them particularly vulnerable to COVID-19. Sub-districts such as Tygerberg, Khayelitsha, and Southern – home to many informal settlements – have emerged as COVID-19 hotspots.