Ghana: Budget Credibility and the Sustainable Development Goals

Jun 27, 2022

Ghana’s efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 face major challenges, with rapid progress still needed in sectors related to the goals on hunger, gender equity and health. To accelerate progress toward development goals, Ghana needs to effectively mobilize domestic and international financing for programs that can address these challenges.

Ghana budget credibility SDG

Mexico: Budget Credibility and the Sustainable Development Goals

May 20, 2022

The advancement towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is an important priority for the Mexican government – at least on paper. Although multiple tools and strategies have been implemented to continue prioritizing SDGs on the public agenda, public attention is more centered towards programs aimed at reducing inequalities, poverty and fighting corruption.

Mexico: Budget Credibility and the Sustainable Development Goals

Climate Finance Accountability Synthesis Report

May 12, 2022

This report synthesizes lessons learned from a two-year pilot project on what needs to be done to ensure that climate finance is used responsively and accountably to mitigate the worst effects of climate change on poor and marginalized groups. The purpose of this study was to draw out insights and learning from the project to deepen knowledge of climate finance accountability ecosystems for the organizations involved and the broader field.

Climate Finance Accountability CFA synthesis report

Assessing Public Finance Management Issues in the Post-matric Scholarship Scheme for Scheduled Castes

Mar 09, 2022

The goal of this discussion paper is to analyse the guidelines and budget of the Post-Matric Scholarship – Scheduled Castes scheme to identify the issues hindering its implementation, and to suggest policy measures to overcome these hurdles. To this end, the key objectives of this note are to: identify the issues encumbering the Post-Matric Scholarship – Scheduled Castes scheme; assess how the new guidelines and recent decisions by the Union Government address the scheme’s fiscal and implementation challenges; study the scheme’s design and identify issues in terms of the fund-sharing pattern, planning and fund flow; assess public finance management issues in the scheme in terms of budgetary adequacy and expenditure.
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India’s Policy Response to COVID-19: A Reality Check focusing on Dalits and Adivasis

Mar 09, 2022

This paper assesses the Union Government’s policy response and attempts to analyse i) how much of the financial packages announced by the Union Government, at different points of time since the pandemic began, involve direct government spending; ii) of the total spending that has a direct fiscal impact how much is meant for protection as well as generation of livelihood and earnings of the poor, including for Dalits and Adivasis; and iii) what the coverage and accessibility of the measures are and whether, if at all, they were inclusive.

India's Policy Response to COVID-19: A Reality Check focusing on and 2021 Dalits Adivasis

COVID Brief: Transparency and Accountability of the COVID Fiscal Response in Burkina Faso

Mar 09, 2022

Civil society partners across 120 countries worked with IBP to undertake a rapid assessment of “emergency fiscal policy packages” from March to September 2020. This resulted in new approaches to policy initiatives like the stimulus package adopted in Togo, aimed at addressing the impact of the COVID-19 emergency. The goal of this assessment is to identify how countries can improve both during and after the crisis.

COVID Brief Burkina Faso (English)

COVID Brief: Transparency and Accountability of the COVID Fiscal Response in Botswana

Mar 09, 2022

Civil society partners across 120 countries worked with IBP to undertake a rapid assessment of “emergency fiscal policy packages” from March to September 2020. This resulted in new approaches to policy initiatives like the stimulus package adopted in Togo, aimed at addressing the impact of the COVID-19 emergency. The goal of this assessment is to identify how countries can improve both during and after the crisis.

COVID Brief Botswana

COVID Brief: Transparency and Accountability of the COVID Fiscal Response in Armenia

Mar 09, 2022

Civil society partners across 120 countries worked with IBP to undertake a rapid assessment of “emergency fiscal policy packages” from March to September 2020. This resulted in new approaches to policy initiatives like the stimulus package adopted in Armenia, aimed at addressing the impact of the COVID-19 emergency. The goal of this assessment is to identify how countries can improve both during and after the crisis.

COVID Brief Armenia

COVID Brief: Transparency and Accountability of the COVID Fiscal Response in Uganda

Mar 09, 2022

Civil society partners across 120 countries worked with IBP to undertake a rapid assessment of “emergency fiscal policy packages” from March to September 2020. This resulted in new approaches to policy initiatives like the stimulus package adopted in Togo, aimed at addressing the impact of the COVID-19 emergency. The goal of this assessment is to identify how countries can improve both during and after the crisis.

COVID Brief Uganda