Budget

8

Dec

CSOs holding governments to account

This rapid review illustrates the range of interventions that Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) are currently undertaking to increase government accountability. It summarises the interventions of over 30 different CSOs, operating in different sectors and across a range of contexts.

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25

Oct

Learning from Context: Participatory Budgeting in Bangladesh

Since I was young, I have been observing the pain of poor and marginalized people and trying to understand where the problem really was. With time, I understood that the problem is the politics behind each and every economic activities and decisions which only serve the powerful people but not the poor and marginalized people. I also realized that the problem is there but the solution is there as well! This is when I made the commitment to fight for …

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13

Oct

Governance Practitioner’s Notebook: Alternative Ideas and Approaches

The Governance Practitioner’s Notebook takes an unusual approach for the OECD-DAC Network on Governance (GovNet). It brings together a collection of specially written notes aimed at those who work as governance practitioners within development agencies. It does so, however, without attempting to offer definitive guidance – instead aiming to stimulate thinking and debate. To aid this process the book is centred on a fictional Governance Adviser. The Notebook’s format provides space for experts to speak on today’s governance issues: politics, …

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30

Sep

Deepening Democracy in Myanmar: What role for public financial management in deepening social accountability and promoting legitimate governance?

This discussion paper outlines some of the challenges and opportunities for public financial management (PFM) reform in contributing to deeper social accountability and legitimate governance in the context of Myanmar’s wider decentralization and peace process. The paper poses a set of key questions for development actors to consider as they seek to support inclusive reform in Myanmar.

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21

Jul

Budgets Revenues and Financing in Public Service Provision

Budgets are the starting point of this book, and it continues with different types of revenue and taxes at the local level...

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16

Jul

Voice Representation and People’s Democracy

This resource book is about people’s participation in decision-making and about people’s right to have a ‘voice’, to be heard and to choose their own representatives...

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16

Jul

New Guide: Stratified Advocacy: Models and Tactics for Working Across Different Levels of Government

Budget work can occur at both the national and subnational levels of government, but it is often difficult to link this work together in a meaningful way...

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2

Jul

From Analysis to Impact. Patnership Initiative Case Study Series

Retrospective and Prospective case studies that focus on the links between CSO advocacy activities and influence on government decisions and practices with regard to budget process or policy. All the case studies place the highest value on rigor and impartiality.

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29

Jun

Embedded Learning? New case studies on civil society and the politics on government finance accountability

In the governance field too many learning efforts are based on selective and retrospective documentation of success stories or on politically blind “treatments” parachuted into random contexts. Both approaches undermine the learning...

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29

Jun

The Power of Making it Simple: Government Guide to Developing Citizens Budgets

This publication is the third in a series of International Budget Partnership (IBP) publications for governments seeking practical guidance on how to make their public finance systems more transparent. The document mainly focuses on the Citizen Budget...

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