Budget Work and Democracy Building: The case of IBASE in Brazil

Publication Type: Case Studies

By Paolo de Renzio (Overseas Development Institute) and Jim Shultz (Democracy Center, Cochabamba, Bolivia).

In 2005 the International Budget Partnership (IBP) and the Institute for Development Studies initiated a joint effort to study the experience of civil society budget work in six countries around the world where civil society organizations have undertaken that work for a significant period of time. These include Brazil, Mexico, Uganda, Croatia, India, and South Africa. This report (available in English or in Spanish as a summary) is the study of that experience in Brazil, focusing on the work of one group, the Brazilian Institute for Social and Economic Analysis (IBASE).