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.

Brief 1: Basic sanitation and COVID-19 in the City of Johannesburg

May 05, 2020

The number of COVID-19 cases in Johannesburg has increased rapidly from 971 on 6 May to 1,153 on 15 May, a jump of 20 percent in less than two weeks. Shared water and toilet facilities make Johannesburg’s informal settlement residents extremely vulnerable to infection.

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.

Evaluación de la transparencia presupuestaria sectorial

By Sally Torbert, Apr 29, 2020

¿Por qué las organizaciones que trabajan en salud materna en comunidades rurales, o sobre acceso a la educación de los niños con discapacidades, o sobre el suministro de agua y saneamiento en los barrios marginales deben preocuparse por la falta de información en los documentos presupuestarios? Este post se sumerge en las respuestas y explora por qué los documentos clave del presupuesto son tan críticos.

Évaluation de la transparence budgétaire par secteur

By Sally Torbert, Apr 29, 2020

Pourquoi les organisations axées sur la santé maternelle dans les communautés rurales, ou l’accès à l’éducation pour les enfants handicapés, ou la fourniture d’eau et d’assainissement dans les bidonvilles devraient-elles se préoccuper du manque d’informations dans les documents budgétaires ? Cet article plonge dans les réponses et explore pourquoi les documents budgétaires clés sont si importants.

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.