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Check out our latest insights and interviews spotlighting individuals who are blazing trails in budget work.

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Budget Trailblazer: Blendi Hasaj

Jan 26, 2024
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Budget Trailblazer: Blendi Hasaj

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Budget Trailblazer: Ibrahim Ali

Dec 14, 2023
Sanitation and Maintenance activist Zukiswa Quezo, of the Development Action Group, works on the Asivikelane initiative in her home township of Khayelitsha, Cape Town.
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Budget Trailblazer: Zukiswa Quezo

Nov 27, 2023
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Budget Trailblazer: Ibrahim Ali

Dec 14, 2023
Each month, we shine a spotlight on partners who are using budget advocacy to bring transformational change to their communities. This month, we’re highlighting Ibrahim Ali, a member of the Board of Directors and founder of the Libyan Transparency Association, and a consultant in the field of good governance and anti-corruption.   Your organization has […]
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Budget Trailblazer: Zukiswa Quezo

Nov 27, 2023
Each month, we shine a spotlight on partners who are using budget advocacy to bring transformational change to their communities. This month, we’re highlighting Zukiswa Quezo (MamQ) of South Africa’s Development Action Group working on the Asivikelane Cape Town project with our team in South Africa. [This interview has been condensed for clarity]    How […]
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Budget Trailblazer: Bojan Paunovic

Oct 30, 2023
Each month, we shine a spotlight on partners who are using budget advocacy to bring transformational change to their communities. This month, we’re highlighting Bojan Paunovic, Director General at the Ministry of Finance/State Budget Directorate of Montenegro   This is the first year that Montenegro’s government has been part of the Open Budget Survey. How did […]
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Budget Trailblazer: Pratigya Neupane

Sep 26, 2023
Each month, we shine a spotlight on partners who are using budget advocacy to bring transformational change to their communities. This month, we’re highlighting Pratigya Neupane, program coordinator for the National Association of Rural Municipalities of Nepal (NARMIN).   What inspired you to get involved in advocacy work?  From early childhood, I was quite concerned […]
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Budget Trailblazer: María Caridad

Aug 28, 2023
Each month, we shine a spotlight on partners who are using budget advocacy to bring transformational change to their communities. This month, we spoke with María Caridad, Public Policy and Programs Research and Evaluation Director at FARO in Ecuador.   How did you become involved in budget advocacy work?  As an economist I’ve been interested […]
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Budget Trailblazers: Wulandari

Jul 27, 2023
Each month, we shine a spotlight on partners who are using budget advocacy to bring transformational change to their communities. This month, we’re highlighting Wulandari, Member of The Council, Perkumpulan INISIATIF (Building Better Public Budget Leadership and Politics) What inspired you to get involved in INISIATIF and budget advocacy work? When I was 20 years […]
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Budget Trailblazer: Anna Marwa

Mar 21, 2023
Each month, we shine a spotlight on partners who are using budget advocacy to bring transformational change to their communities. This month, we’re highlighting Anna Marwa, Gender and Women Empowerment Officer at PELUM Tanzania.   What was the catalyst in your life that made you want to become an advocate for women? As a young […]

A note on recent events in Georgia

Mar 14, 2023
We are deeply concerned about developments in Georgia last week, where the national government has cracked down on thousands of people peacefully protesting a draft law that would curtail the independence of the country’s vibrant civil society. We are thankful to see that the Georgian government has dropped the draft law after widespread condemnation by […]
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Budget Trailblazers: Ange Zokou

Feb 28, 2023
Each month, we shine a spotlight on partners who are using budget advocacy to bring transformational change to their communities. This month, we’re highlighting Ange Zokou, a young activist in Côte d’Ivoire.