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The Hidden Corners of Public Finance: A Synthesis of Country Case Studies that Look Beyond the Core Budget

June 2014

This report gives an overview of eight case studies commissioned by the International Budget Partnership that examine public spending that can occur outside of the core budget.

Transparency of State-Owned Enterprises in South Korea

June 2014

Forming part of a wider study on the Hidden Corners of Public Finance, this Case Study looks at state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in South Korea. The study examines what information on SOEs in South Korea is publically available, and what oversight mechanisms are in place, to assess the transparency and accountability of public spending in this area.

State-Owned Enterprises and Quasi-Fiscal Activities in South Africa

June 2014

Forming part of a wider study on the Hidden Corners of Public Finance, this Case Study looks at state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and quasi-fiscal activities (QFAs) in South Africa. The study examines what information on SOEs and QFAs in South Africa is publically available, and what oversight mechanisms are in place, to assess the transparency and accountability of public spending in this area.

Transparency of Tax Expenditure Reporting in Mexico

June 2014

Forming part of a wider study on the Hidden Corners of Public Finance, this Case Study looks at the state of tax expenditures in Mexico. The study examines what information on tax expenditures in Mexico is publically available, and what oversight mechanisms are in place, to assess the transparency and accountability of public spending in this area.

Tax Expenditures in Germany

June 2014

Forming part of a wider study on the Hidden Corners of Public Finance, this Case Study looks at the transparency of tax expenditures in Germany. The study examines what information on tax expenditures in Germany is publically available, and what oversight mechanisms are in place, to assess the transparency and accountability of public spending in this area.

Extra-Budgetary Funds in France

June 2014

Forming part of a wider study on the Hidden Corners of Public Finance, this Case Study looks at Extra-Budgetary Funds (EBFs) in France. The study examines what information on EBFs in France is publically available, and what oversight mechanisms are in place, to assess the transparency and accountability of public spending in this area.

Quasi-Fiscal Activities in Croatia

June 2014

Forming part of a wider study on the Hidden Corners of Public Finance, this Case Study looks at the quasi-fiscal activities (QFAs) of public sector institutions in Croatia. The study examines what information on QFAs in Croatia is publically available, and what oversight mechanisms are in place, to assess the transparency and accountability of public spending in this area.

Transparency of Extra-Budgetary Funds in Russia

June 2014

Forming part of a wider study on the Hidden Corners of Public Finance, this Case Study looks at Extra-Budgetary Funds (EBFs) in Russia. The study examines what information on EBFs in Russia is publically available, and what oversight mechanisms are in place, to assess the transparency and accountability of public spending in this area.

The “State-of-the-Art” of State-Owned Enterprises in Brazil

June 2014

Forming part of a wider study on the Hidden Corners of Public Finance, this Case Study looks at state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in Brazil. The study examines what information on SOEs in Brazil is publically available, and what oversight mechanisms are in place, to assess the transparency and accountability of public spending in this area.

Raising The Stakes: The Impact of HakiElimu’s Advocacy Work on Education Policy and Budget in Tanzania

August 2013

This case study examines the issues, campaign, and impact of HakiElimu’s work in Tanzania to target meaningful policy decisions that lead to higher quality schooling.

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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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