International Budget Partnership advances public budget systems that work for people.

Madam Mary Afan leads a regular community meeting of women farmers to discuss issues they face and next steps in their advocacy for budget allocation in Nigeria.

About International Budget Partnership

We partner with budget analysts, community organizers, and advocates in 120 countries to advance public budget systems that work for people.

Together, we generate data, advocate for reform, and build the skills and knowledge of people so that everyone can have a voice in budget decisions that impact their lives.

Open Budget Dialogue with 6 communites in Gambia on the importance of budget participation. / Gambia Participates
Local fisherwoman Nilawati runs a training on diversifying income for other women in her community due to budget credibility issues facing fisherfolk in Indonesia.
Key Takeaways


countries assessed on transparency, oversight and public participation in public spending


million people accessing new or improved services thanks to strategic budget advocacy


million US dollars increased budget allocations across 7 countries


people across 21 countries participated in a foundational online curriculum on budget advocacy
Featured Network Members

Asociación Civil por la Igualdad y la Justicia (ACIJ)

  Argentina, Latin America & the Caribbean
+54 11 4381-2371

Development Action Group (DAG)

  South Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa
+27 21 448 7886

Freedom Forum

  Nepal, South Asia
+977 1 410 2030


  Mexico, Latin America & the Caribbean
+5255 5554 3001

Gambia Participates

  Gambia, Sub-Saharan Africa
+220 438 0725

Indonesian Traditional Fishers Association (KNTI)

  Indonesia, East Asia & the Pacific

Instituto Centroamericano de Estudios Fiscales (ICEFI)

  Guatemala, Latin America & the Caribbean
(+502) 2505-6363

UrbaSEN/Senegalese Federation of Inhabitants (FSH)

  Senegal, Sub-Saharan Africa
+221 33 855 80 03

Open Budget
Survey 2021

The Open Budget Survey is the world’s only comparative, independent and regular assessment of transparency, oversight and participation in national budgets in more than 100 countries. See how your country compares to others.

Featured Resources
Connecting Budget Credibility to the Sustainable Development Goals
Mexico, South Africa, Private: Nigeria, Indonesia, Romania, Gambia, Argentina, Zambia, Cote d’Ivoire, Nepal, Private: Senegal, Mongolia, Private: Ghana, Eastern Europe & Central Asia, Latin America & the Caribbean, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa
Regional reports: Open Budget Survey 2021
French, English, Spanish
Learning Briefs: Building the capabilities of grassroots groups to collectively engage with fiscal governance systems
(When) Do Open Budgets Transform Lives? Progress and Next Steps in Fiscal Openness Research

Key Topics

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