South Africa

In global comparisons, South Africa meets the average amount of government expenditure allocated to services like education, health, and housing by similar middle-income countries. Yet there is growing frustration with the type, quantity, and quality of services received by the country’s poor.

IBP’s goal for our work in South Africa is improved service delivery to poor communities through more effective and efficient budget implementation. We pursue this goal by supporting grassroots campaigns that strengthen and integrate the oversight and accountability system. Our work in South Africa pursues four specific objectives:

  • Improve the provision and dissemination of budget and service delivery information.
  • Improve the quality of civil society engagement with government at the point of service delivery.
  • Support the formation of pro-accountability coalitions.
  • Support the replication of our civil society partners’ campaigns.