We are here because public budget systems need to work for all people, not a privileged few. We work side-by-side with those who have long been denied a ‘seat at the table’ to advocate for transformational change in their lives and communities.
Budgets are the government’s most powerful tool for meeting the needs of its people and ending extreme poverty. Yet, in many countries around the world, information on how public money is managed is not made available and budget decisions are made behind closed doors. This often means budgets are skewed to benefit those at the very top while critical services such as access to healthcare, education, clean water remain under resourced, underspent, and poorly implemented. However, when people have the opportunity to participate in spending decisions and hold government to account, the result is fairer budgets, improved services and transformed lives.
Our Global Network Impact
In over 120 countries, IBP works to ensure communities have the knowledge, advocacy skills, and political access to influence government decision-makers in ways that lead to fairer budgets.
In all regions of the world, we are seeing progress towards greater openness, new civil society voices being heard by those in power, and improved services for people who rely on them most.
The International Budget Partnership is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit in the United States and Stichting IBP Netherlands has ANBI status in the Netherlands. All donations to IBP are tax-deductible. Our tax identification number is 46-3995547. See our financials and our ratings by charity watchdogs.