Civil Society Organizations (CSOs)

The IBP website is a clearinghouse of information, resources, and publications on government budget transparency and accountability, and how civil society and citizens can use budget analysis and advocacy influence budget policies and monitor implementation to ensure that public funds are used effectively to meet the needs of the people, especially the poor. On this page  members or staff of civil society organizations (CSOs) can find resources that can help them begin to engage in budget analysis and advocacy, promote open and accountable budgets in their country, and learn more about other organizations and initiatives. However, this is not a complete collection of our materials, so we encourage you to further browse the website and search through our online library for more.

This page includes links to guides and other publications about budget work and its impact, information about budget analysis and advocacy for CSOs that work in different sectors with varying levels of experience in budget work, a directory of the IBP’s network of organizations involved in budget work, and international advocacy efforts around transparency and budgets with which civil society can get involved. We will update this page regularly with new resources, so be sure to bookmark it and share it with your colleagues.
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Open Budget Survey 2012

Guides, Publications, and Other Resources

Budget Analysis and Advocacy

International Advocacy

Budget Work Around the World

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How does budget transparency affect people’s lives

Social Audits in Kenya: Budget Transparency and Accountability The activities of Muslims for Human Rights (MUHURI), a civil society organization (CSO) based in Mombasa, Kenya, demonstrate the significant role budget transparency plays in improving accountability. Read more >>

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