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Open Budget Survey 2015 Global Launch

November 13, 2015
9:56 pm – 9:56 pm


Representatives from civil society, governments and development partners came together at the Global Launch of the Open Budget Survey 2015, the only independent, comparative, and regular measure of budget transparency and accountability around the world. Participants discussed the survey findings and explored ways countries can improve their public finance systems and practices to better ensure more effective and responsive use of public resources to meet public needs.

Speakers included Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Managing Director, the World Bank Group; Florencio “Butch” Abad, the Secretary of the Department of Budget and Management, the Philippines; Neil Cole, Executive Secretary, the Collaborative Africa Budget Reform Initiative; Daniella Ballou-Aares, Senior Advisor for Development to U.S. Secretary of State; Mario Marcel, Senior Director, Governance Global Practices at the World Bank Group; Paul O’Brien, Vice President for Policy and Advocacy, Oxfam America; and Warren Krafchik, Executive Director, the International Budget Partnership.

“The Open Budget Survey 2015: The Global State of Budget Transparency, Participation, and Accountability” was co-hosted by the International Budget Partnership, the World Bank, and Oxfam America.

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