We rely on our national budget to provide a roadmap to effective service delivery and the achievement of long-term national objectives. But how do we know that the government is indeed collecting and spending funds according to this approved plan? In other words, how do we determine that these budgets are “credible”? Download the brief.
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This policy note looks at the implementation of the Indonesian government’s fiscal response to COVID-19, The aspect assessed including the transparency of reporting about public spending in response to COVID 19 and whether the government implemented their COVID-19 budget as it was announced.
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This document provides an overview of the government’s fiscal policy responses and data sources for tracking their implementation at the federal and state government level which together comprise the majority of the total government expenditure. Read more.
This study takes a first look at how the Kenyan government’s fiscal response to COVID-19 was implemented, especially in the first months of the pandemic covering the financial year 2019/20. In doing so, we hope to understand how the government’s capacity to spend its approved budget was affected by the crisis, especially in sectors that were critical to addressing the pandemic, such as health and social protection.
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Civil society partners across 120 countries, including Nepal, worked with the International Budget Partnership (IBP) to undertake a rapid assessment of emergency fiscal policy packages in the period from March 2020 to September 2020. The policy initiatives, such as the “Health Care, Business Support and Job Creation measures in the Budget Speech of Fiscal Year 2020-21” adopted in Nepal, aimed at addressing the impact of the COVID-19 emergency. Our goal was not merely to assess how governments fared, but also to generate lessons on how they can respond better, both to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and to future crises. Read the report.