budget transparency

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May'15

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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May'14

Transparency for what? The usefulness of publicly available budget information in African countries

Author: Rebecca Simson and Paolo de Renzio Published by: Overseas Development Institute and International Budget Partnership Date: 2013 This report analyses information released by top-performing governments in Africa to analyse what can really be learnt about how public money is being spent. It assesses whether the budget documents released by those governments are sufficiently comprehensive to answer basic questions about budget policy and performance. CSOs, donors, networks, and governments working on budget transparency and open government would likely benefit from …

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May'14

Guide to Transparency in Government Budget Reports: How Civil Society Can Use Budget Reports for Research and Advocacy

Authors: Vivek Ramkumar and Isaac Shapiro Published by: International Budget Partnership (IBP) This guide offers an overview of government budget implementation processes and provides practical, tested tools that can be used by civil society organizations interested in monitoring government expenditures. It describes in particular how civil society could use the eight key budget reports that governments should issue – the Pre-Budget Statement, Executive’s Budget Proposal, Citizens Budget, Enacted Budget, In-Year Reports, Mid-Year Review, Year-End Report, and Audit Report – for …

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May'14

Social Accountability E-Guide

Published by: World Bank This World Bank’s Guide is an online resource offering a step-by-step approach to integrating social accountability mechanisms into investment lending projects. This Guide helps to a) scope potential entry points for introducing SA tools and approaches to address governance issues and challenges in projects; b) diagnose the context in which SA will be implemented; c) develop options for selecting and sequencing SA tools that can help improve transparency, accountability, and participation; and b) monitor and evaluate …

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May'14

Budget Monitoring and Policy Influence

Author: Paolo de Renzio and Warren Krafchik Published by: Overseas Development Institute(ODI) Date: 2007 This brief from the ODI summarises the findings of a study, led by the International Budget Project and the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, which attempted to bring together evidence from case studies of organisations in Brazil, Croatia, India, Mexico, South Africa, and Uganda that have been engaged in budget work. This study focused mostly on a set of intermediate outcomes in …

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May'14

Budget Accountability and Participation

Author: Becky Carter Published by: GSDRC Date: 2013 This brief makes a review of existing litterature on budget accountability and participation. It describes how some factors, such as transparent budgets and budget processes, the engagement of Civil Society Organizations (CSO) in budget accountability activities, and the promotion by international organizations of budget transparency, accountability and participation, can lead to improved budget accountability. It also seeks to analyse the link between improved budget accountability and more efficient, effective and equitable budgets. …

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Apr'14

Citizen Participation in Latin America Innovations to Strengthen Governance

Latin American citizen participation initiatives, promoted both by governments and civil society, have sought to strengthen governance, enhance accountability and control, and improve social justice, ensuring that governments’ funds and policies address relevant social issues and benefit socially excluded groups. This Guide presents some of the key citizen participation initiatives in the region, lessons learned and the contextual factors enabling them. http://www.fundar.org.mx/mexico/pdf/Guide-CitizenParticipationinLatinAmericaInnovationstoStrengthenGovernance.pdf

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Apr'14

Technologies for Transparency and Accountability: Implications for ICT Policy and Implementation

This report focuses on analyzing the conditions under which new technologies can enhance delivery of public services through improved accountability and transparency. It examines the linkages between the use of innovations in technology, increased accountability and the effects on the delivery of public services. Specifically, the paper investigates the role that the combination of social media, geo-mapping and various technology platforms can play in this process. It is illustrated by many examples from very diverse countries. http://es.scribd.com/doc/75642405/Technologies-for-Transparency-and-Accountability-Implications-for-ICT-Policy-and-Recommendations

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