Countries assessed through independent, actionable data measuring 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
We pushed until we got what we needed to get a full picture of what had been allocated and what was being spent—information the OBI told us how to find… we put all this data together and brought the trade unions to the table with the government. We ended up coming to a consensus agreement that led to a budget modification so the government could fulfill its promises. The Monday after our meeting, the teachers and kids were back in school.
I became involved with budgets and advocacy… because there was very little participation by women who dared to speak up with their opinions. The discussions were dominated by men at the time.