From the Open Budgets Blog
High-level budget transparency and accountability champions from the governments of Brazil, the Philippines, Mexico, Afghanistan, and South Africa discuss the impacts of the fiscal openness reforms they helped shape, and the challenges met along the way.
Funds intended to address the impacts of climate change come from both international and domestic public and private sources and most are, or will be, managed by governments through domestic budgeting systems. To ensure that those at the greatest risk from the impacts of climate change benefit from these scarce resources, budget transparency and accountability are essential.
New IBP Publication
Tracking Spending on the Sustainable Development Goals: What Have We Learned from the Millennium Development Goals?
This Budget Brief explores how efforts to ensure the success of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can learn from work that was done to monitor how governments were spending public funds to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Drawing on experiences in 11 countries with budget systems that allowed for meaningful tracking of MDG spending, the brief presents good practices and lessons that can help to strengthen accountability for how governments use public resources to achieve the SDGs
Further Reading From the Field
- Public Financial Management and Health Services Delivery (Overseas Development Institute)
- Active Citizens and Accountable Governments: Three Approaches to Guide our Grants and Learning (Hewlett Foundation)
- Examining the Evolution of Cross-National Fiscal Transparency (The American Review of Public Administration)
- The Current State of Transparency and Participation in Public Finance in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Collaborative Africa Budget Reform Initiative)
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