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.
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.
This report lays out what it means for civil society groups to do budget work across different levels of government. Budget work can be done at the national and subnational levels and it can be difficult to link this work together. This report is part of the IBP’s Learning from Each Other Series and is based on the January 2013 peer exchange in Ghana.
December 2013 | by the Accountability and Transparency for Human Rights Foundation, the International Budget Partnership and Save the Children
This 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.
- Turning Children’s Rights into Children’s Realities (December 2013)