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The Open Budgets Blog features the opinions of the International Budget Partnership’s staff and associates on government budgets, poverty reduction, budget transparency and citizen participation.

Budget Trailblazers: Astou Mbengue

Budget Trailblazers: Astou Mbengue

Each month, we shine a spotlight on partners who are using budget advocacy to bring transformational change to their communities. This month, we talked with Astou Mbengue, lead data collector for the Senegalese Federation of Inhabitants (FSH).

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Budget Trailblazers: Jeanette Calder

Budget Trailblazers: Jeanette Calder

In this section, we shine a spotlight on partners who are using budget advocacy to bring transformational change to their communities. This month, we talk with Jeanette Calder, Executive Director of Jamaica Accountability Meter Portal (JAMP). Jamaica is one of 23 countries where we are seeking to build the field of budget advocates through our Collaborating for Open and Accountable Budgets program, funded by the European Commission.

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The missing link: Indonesian fishers fill the gap to simplify the subsidized fuel program

The missing link: Indonesian fishers fill the gap to simplify the subsidized fuel program

Along with 150 other fisherfolk from Pari Island in Indonesia, Sulaiman struggles to obtain subsidized diesel fuel. When trying to access subsidized fuel, fisherfolk are generally met with government red tape. An NGO coalition called KUSUKA is working with government ministries, Indonesia’s supreme audit institution, and other NGOs to help overcome the challenges facing small-scale fisherfolk.

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Budget Trailblazers: Rommel Rodríguez and Jaime López

Budget Trailblazers: Rommel Rodríguez and Jaime López

Each month, we shine a spotlight on partners who are using budget advocacy to bring transformational change to their communities. This month, we talked with Rommel Rodríguez, Macroeconomics and Development Area Coordinator, and Jaime López, Transparency Researcher, both from the National Development Foundation (FUNDE) in El Salvador.

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