Budget

29

Jun

Social Audits as a Budget Monitoring Tool

The paper was based on a peer exchange hosted by the Society for Social Audits, Accountability, and Transparency (SSAAT) to promote horizontal learning among partners. This document lays out the main elements of social audits in India and consolidates lessons from the exchange.

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29

Jun

A Citizens Guide to Understanding and Using Inflation for Budget Analisis

This is a publication of the IBP. The IBP produced the guide to support civil society, citizens, and other pubic finance stakeholders in their efforts to understand and influence public finance processes and policies and other educational purposes.

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24

Jun

A Guide to Tax Work for NGOs

This IBP guide is intended to help demystify revenue policy issues and give civil society budget groups the tools they need to influence revenue policy in the same way that they have been able to influence expenditure policy.

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4

May

Open Budgets. Transform Lives.

Produced by: the International Budget Partnership Date: April 2015 The International Budget Partnership has produced Open Budgets. Transform Lives. — a powerful video that presents the central role of government budgets in addressing global development challenges and links civil society budget advocacy to better policies, implementation, and outcomes for people. Through this video, viewers can see how civil society can use budget analysis and advocacy to transform the lives of of the poorest and most vulnerable. Read more

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10

Apr

What is Learning? A Model for Challenging Times

Authors: Etienne and Beverly Wenger-Trayner Published by: Wenger-Trayner Date: January 2015 In this short video, Beverly and Etienne Wenger-Trayner condensed their model of social learning and describes a describes a framework. It succinctly conveys some key ideas about learning and its value and draws on a few examples, including a project financed by the World Bank Institute and GIZ on Learning partnerships in the program for capacity building to strengthen good financial governance in Southern and Eastern Africa. View the …

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17

Mar

A Collective Action Approach against Corruption The Case of the Dominican Republic

Authors: Daniel Kaufmann, Andrea Gallina, Roby Senderowitsch Published by: Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA), International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, The World Bank Date: March 2015 For almost a century, the Dominican Republic has faced considerable governance and corruption challenges. High levels of corruption were present long time ago, and still prevail today, even if their characteristics and manifestations have changed. Rule of law has been weak for a long time, and generally government effectiveness has not been high. …

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13

Mar

Civic Activism Toolkit

Published by: Building Change Trust The Civic Activism Toolkit was launched by the Building Change Trust. The toolkit supports the sector to advocate for a more open, participatory and accountable model of governance. It contains three main sections: 1) Top Tips: collected wisdom from experienced local practitioners on what works and what doesn’t, 2) Some Local Insipration: four case studies of innovative civic activism initiatives in Northern Ireland, 3) Tools Directory: a compilation of 29 tools and approaches from around …

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4

Aug

Creating Space for Social Accountability: the Global Partnership for Social Accountability

Series: Are We Ready for Strategic Social Accountability? Authors: Florencia Guerzovich and Maria Poli Published by: The Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) Date: July 2014 This is the first note in a six-part series discussing whether the social accountability field is already primed with the knowledge and capabilities to design, implement, fund, and learn from strategic interventions. This note briefly presents the Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA). It explains why and how the GPSA’s application process assisted us …

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17

Jun

Manual for Trainers on Social Accountability

Published by: Affiliated Network for Social Accountability in East Asia and the Pacific (ANSA-EAP) Date: 2010 This toolkit on social accountability offers an introduction to basic concepts, theorical underpinnings, applications and barriers for implementing social accountability mechanisms. Many of the tools and methods it describes are illustrated by case studies mainly from the East Asia and Pacific region. It also provides a trainer’s guide to carry out capacity builiding activities (mentoring, coaching and exposure visits) and promote social accountability among …

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17

Jun

Participatory Budgeting: Citizen Participation for Better Public Policies

Author: Janet Oropeza Published by: Fundar, Centro de Análisis e Investigación, and Evidence and Lessons from Latin America Date: 2011 Latin American countries pioneered participatory budgeting – an innovation to let citizens decide how public funds will be spent. First launched in Brazil in 1989, PB is now implemented in more than 2,500 local governments in 15 countries in the region. This brief analyses participatory budgeting experiences in Latin America and the factors underpinning success. Read more

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