About This Website
Welcome to the International Budget Partnerships newly designed website. Although the site still aims to be the most comprehensive source for information on civil society budget analysis and advocacy and the importance of transparent, participatory, and accountable government budgeting, we hope that the new structure helps you get to the information that you need quickly and easily.
Under Who We Are, you will find information about the mission, structure, history, and goals of the IBP, and What We Do provides access to pages dedicated to our programs, the Open Budget Initiative, the Partnership Initiative, the Training program, the Mentoring Governments program, and our work related to Communications and Network building. You will find practical information on government budgets and how to influence them along with tools and resources related to budget work in the sections titled Getting Started, Budget Analysis, and Budget Advocacy. To learn about what is happening in countries around the world, including details about civil society organizations engaged in budget analysis and advocacy, go to Who Does Budget Work. Finally, to access our online clearinghouse of publications, resources, and links to relevant websites, go to the Library.
Where to Find Information
In redesigning the website, we transferred nearly all of the resources that were available on the previous IBP website, except in cases where the information was outdated or no longer available. We have created several new sections of the website that organize resources according to how people might use them. For instance, much of the information that appeared in the Themes section, such as that related to budget work and human rights or legislatures, of the old IBP website are now available in clearly identified subsections of the Budget Analysis and Budget Advocacy sections.
You may use the website search engine to look for information and resources, as well as the search tools for the Library. If you have exhausted these options and have not found what you are looking for, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: For regular users of the IBP website, please note that in reorganizing the content that is available on our website, many of the URLs have changed from the previous site. This means that you will have to reset your Favorites with the new URLs.
We have embedded information about the civil society organizations engaged in budget analysis and advocacy within Country pages. These pages provide access to the groups working in a particular country, the countrys performance on the Open Budget Survey, and links to all of the resources we have available on that country. You can access these pages from any page on the website by clicking on the map icon titled Budget Work around the World.
We have created a Multimedia Center that offers access to downloadable audio and video files related to civil society budget analysis and advocacy and our work to promote public finance systems that are transparent, responsive, and accountable. We would like to post audio and video files that our partner organizations create in this section, so if you have something that you would like us to consider posting, please email us at email@example.com.
We Want Your Feedback and Ideas
As you know, websites are living beings, so the content on the IBP website will continue to be refined and grow. Please let us know what you think about the new structure – good and bad. Also, we welcome your suggestions for new content that might be useful to you and others in their work on improving government budgeting and strengthening and broadening civil societys influence on budget policies, practices, and outcomes. Send your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.