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.
Open Budget Survey 2012
Guides, Publications, and Other Resources
- The Super Duper Impact Planning Guide
- Jobs For All? A Civil Society Guide to Understanding and Monitoring Industrial Policy
- A Guide to Transparency in Public Finances: Looking Beyond the Budget
- Guide to Transparency in Government Budget Reports: How Civil Society Can Use Budget Reports for Research and Advocac
- Our Money, Our Responsibility: A Citizens’ Guide to Monitoring Government Expenditures
- A Guide to Tax Work for NGOs
- Dignity Counts: A Guide to Using Budget Analysis to Advance Human Rights
- A Guide to Budget Work for NGOs
- Other IBP budget guides are available here
Budget Analysis and Advocacy
- First Steps: How Can Civil Society Organizations Get Started Doing Budget Work?
- Budget Analysis for Various Sectors, Issues, and Demographic Groups
- Methods and Opportunities for Budget Analysis in the Budget Cycle
- Strategies, Tools, Tactics, and Opportunities for Budget Advocacy
- Who Does Budget Work? Find a Group
- Play the IBP’s Open Budgets Game!