The International Budget Partnership collaborates with civil society around the world to analyze and influence public budgets in order to reduce poverty and improve the quality of governance.
The Open Budget Survey Tracker (OBS Tracker, www.obstracker.org) monitors whether the central governments of 30 countries are publishing each of the eight key budget documents on time as per international standards. Check out the latest data updates, highlights, predictions on the month ahead, and more from the Tracker!
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IBP Kenya’s latest resource outlines the role of sector hearings in the budget process. The hearings, which just started at the county level, are designed to meet the requirement that the government consult with the public prior to the release of the County Fiscal Strategy paper in February.
Our latest brief, “Has the U.S. Become More Serious about Fiscal Transparency Globally?” examines the 2014 Fiscal Transparency Report, a yearly assessment of the fiscal transparency of countries eligible to receive U.S. assistance conducted by the U.S. Department of State. The brief outlines the report’s findings, highlights improvements made to the way the Department of State is assessing transparency, and recommends ways to improve future assessments.
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