Over the last decade, many countries have committed to being more open about what they do with the public’s money. But transparency is not enough. We need an all-hands-on-deck approach – public auditors, governments, legislators, and the public working together to ensure public monies are spent towards the public interests.
Several country experiences show a more inclusive approach is possible and signal the kinds of commitments local and national governments can pursue as we advance an open government agenda. Civil society and movements are claiming spaces to have a seat at the table where spending decisions are made and playing oversight roles through social audits. From Peru to Sierra Leone, national auditors are forging collaborations with citizens to monitor spending.
Through interactive multimedia experiences and discussions, this event showcased the voices of change agents who are pushing the frontier with participatory approaches to accountability and to spur further action.
Reimagining Budget Advocacy: a 360° Virtual Tour
Welcome to our virtual gallery where you can explore our Public Accountability model of working with grassroots movements to advance budget advocacy around service delivery. Learn about our movement partners, our budget advocacy strategies, and what we are learning. All elements in the gallery are interactive—allow us to transport you into the lives and communities of those at the forefront of budget advocacy.