December Update on the OBS Tracker Available!

Tracker 3The 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!

Don’t miss our new feature which allows you use the Tracker in Arabic, French, Russian, and Spanish!

Kenyan Sector Hearings: What Role Do They Play in the Budget Process?

IBP - NTA Project ReportIBP 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.

IBP Reacts to U.S. Department of State’s Report on Fiscal Transparency

coinsOur 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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