Assessing Sector Budget Transparency

Apr 29, 2020

This brief presents the results of a pilot assessment of budget transparency in the health and education sectors, which was implemented alongside the Open Budget Survey 2019.

Underspent Immunization Budgets: A budget credibility analysis of 22 countries

Dec 17, 2019

ignificant progress has been made in the accessibility and coverage of vaccination globally, but challenges remain. Lack of coordination, conflicting priorities and poor public financial management systems can undermine the impact of investments and benefits of immunization. Accordingly, one of the critical questions in immunization financing is how much is being spent.

Guidelines for Capturing Social Audit Data

Dec 05, 2019

This guide is designed to help social audit volunteers capture on a computer all the social audit data that have been collected on the paper social audit questionnaires.

Roll Over: Budget Credibility in Kenya’s Counties

Dec 04, 2019

To what extent do county governments in Kenya deliver on their budget promises? Which sectors of the budget tend to be spent as budgeted, and which tend to receive more or less than what was allocated? What patterns do we observe across different counties, and to what extent can we identify common factors that relate to credibility? This paper dives deep into these questions, mainly with respect to the composition of the budget, though also examining overall revenue and expenditure. 

Reaping What You Sow: A look at underspending on irrigation in 5 countries

Dec 03, 2019

December 2019 | By Chloe Cho and Jason Lakin, International Budget Partnership This paper investigates the link between underspending and performance in the irrigation sector, focusing on 5 countries. Lack of transparency makes it difficult to establish this relationship, but available evidence suggests that failure to spend budgets can impede the execution of irrigation projects, […]

That’s Incredible! The Contours of Budget Credibility in Nigeria

By Samuel Atiku, BudgIT and Jason Lakin, International Budget Partnership, Sep 30, 2019

Nigeria has long had severe budget credibility issues, and recent evidence suggests that the problem has not improved. This paper probes the various factors that that may be contributing to the low credibility of the budget in Nigeria and presents an analysis structured around an assessment of eight different hypotheses for what could be driving the problem.