Learn more about the Open Budget Survey 2010, and why budget transparency is important.
This documentary film focuses on the work IBP partner MUHURI (Muslims for Human Rights) is doing to involve communities directly in monitoring the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) in Mombasa, Kenya. See how MUHURI uses “Social Audits” to involve communities in monitoring budgets and holding their government accountable for managing the public’s money and meeting the needs of the poor.
IBP’s Paolo de Renzio Discusses Open Budgets: The Political Economy of Transparency, Participation, and Accountability
What are some of the key causes and consequences of budget transparency? And how does transparency link with participation and accountability in the budget process? The International Budget Partnership (IBP) teamed up with some of the best researchers in the field to answer these questions—and others—by examining how budget transparency has evolved over time in varied country contexts, through case studies and quantitative analyses using data from the Open Budget Index. The results are summarized in the IBP’s recently released book, Open Budgets: The Political Economy of Transparency, Participation, and Accountability. Watch Paolo de Renzio, Senior Research Fellow for the IBP’s Open Budget Initiative and co-editor of the book, discuss budget transparency.
This film is part of IBP’s campaign to open up and generate interest in the process of revising the first formula for revenue sharing in Kenya that was approved by Parliament in 2012. Visit our Revenue Sharing Formula page for in-depth information on this issue.
Learn more about the Open Budget Survey 2012 and why budget transparency is important.