Open Budget Survey Tracker Launched!

Tracker 3The Open Budget Survey Tracker (OBS Tracker, www.obstracker.org) website is now live, allowing citizens, civil society, media, and others to monitor in real time whether central governments are releasing the requisite information on how the government is managing public finances. Using data collected by independent civil society budget experts in the countries covered, the OBS Tracker monitors and reports on whether central governments are publishing, on time, the eight key budget documents required by international standards on budget transparency. Learn more about the Tracker. Use #OBStracker to discuss and follow along on social media!

How Budgeting for Human Rights Can Help the Poor

An article by Helena Hofbauer, IBP’s Director of Partnership Development and Innovation, on how budgeting for human rights can help the poor has recently been featured on Open Democracy’s Open Global Right’s site. Based on civil society organization campaigns around the world, human rights law — coupled with budget analysis — can be a powerful tool to hold governments to account for how their policies affect the poor.

IBP South Africa Just Got More Social

fb likeBe sure to visit and “like” IBP South Africa’s new Facebook page! On the page you’ll find the latest news, resources, publications, and guidance on budget transparency, participation, and accountability from South Africa and beyond. Share your thoughts with us on the page and encourage your colleagues to visit!

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