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Aid, Rents and the Politics of the Budget Process

This paper analyzes the impact of political institutions and budget governance in aid- and resource-dependent countries. Budget governance refers to the quality of budget outcomes, such as the government’s ability to produce sustainable public finances over time, make efficient use of government resources, and represent citizens’ priorities. The paper discusses some of the challenges of measuring budget governance in aid- and resource-dependent countries. It also focuses on the extent to which countries can produce sustainable fiscal balances over time.

Open Budgets. Transform Lives. (video)

In this video three IBP partners share their compelling stories of how they used budget analysis and monitoring to improve government spending and policies to help the poorest and most marginalized people in their country.

 

Turning Children’s Rights into Children’s Realities

Turning Children’s Rights into Children’s Realities

December 2013 | by the Accountability and Transparency for Human Rights Foundation, the International Budget Partnership and Save the Children

rights-to-realitiesThis report discusses the relevance of budget transparency and participation for the realization of children’s rights. It also draws attention to recent research on budget transparency and participation that was conducted in relation to key child nutrition interventions in five African countries.

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