Transparency and Participation in Public Financial Management: What Do Budget Laws Say?

Publication Type: Papers
October 2011 | by Paolo de Renzio, International Budget Partnership, and Verena Kroth, London School of Economics

This IBP Research Note addresses the role of legislation in promoting both disclosure of budgetary information and the provision of opportunities for public and civil society participation throughout the budget process. The key questions motivating the underlying research were: a) to what extent does budget legislation in different countries cover issues related to budget transparency and participation, and in what level of detail? and b) does the degree to which legislation covers issues related to the public disclosure of budget information seem to affect the actual level of budget transparency in different countries?

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