independent budget analysis



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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Social Accountability Sourcebook: Strengthening the Demand Side of Governance and Service Delivery

Developed by: the Social Development Department of the World Bank This Sourcebook is an interactive resource that captures diverse experiences and tools on social accountability from around the world. In particular, it shows how citizens can make their voice heard and effectively engage in making the public sector more responsive and accountable. Read more

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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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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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