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, researchers can access resources that are useful to their work on public finance management issues, including how budget transparency and civil society engagement in budget processes impacts policies and outcomes. 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 relevant publications for researchers, such as the IBP’s Working Papers, Research Notes, and Budget Briefs;various academic journal articles; the largest existing longitudinal database on government budget transparency and oversight and other resources from the Open Budget Survey from 2006 to 2010; and a directory of the IBP’s network of organizations involved in budget work. 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

Open Budget Survey (OBS) Research Resources

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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