Argentina: Budget Credibility and the Sustainable Development Goals

Nov 10, 2022

This report examines budget credibility trends in seven sectors related to ten SDGs, analyzing the differences between Argentina’s approved and executed budgets in 2018, 2019, and 2020. It also compares these spending patterns with the country’s progress in achieving the SDGs, as shown by Argentina’s results in the 2021 Sustainable Development Report.

Argentina Budget Credibility and the Sustainable Development Goals

The Gambia: Budget Credibility and the Sustainable Development Goals

By Marr Nyang, Sep 26, 2022

Focused on building strong democratic institutions and promoting socioeconomic growth, the National Development Plan (NDP) has eight strategic priorities aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Achieving these goals will require sufficient budget allocations and the discipline to adhere to them. Both are prerequisites to improving public service delivery and social welfare while deterring macroeconomic backlash—a looming risk for small economies like that of The Gambia.

Romania: Budget Credibility and the Sustainable Development Goals

By Elena Calistru, Sep 12, 2022

As Romania seeks accession to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), centering the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can ground its budget in a clear, mission-driven, and performance-based vision. To actually achieve the global goals, however, the government will need to direct spending effectively toward critical development priorities—all while ensuring that funding is reaching the intended programs and beneficiaries.

Nigeria: Budget Credibility and the Sustainable Development Goals

By Olaniyi Olaleye, Sep 10, 2022

Since signing on to the 2030 Agenda for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015, Nigeria has mainstreamed efforts to incorporate the 17 SDGs into its National Development Plan (NDP). Given that the majority of financing for achieving the SDGs comes from government sources, effective government implementation of the budget is a central component for achieving the NDP and, through it, the SDGs.

Connecting Budget Credibility to the Sustainable Development Goals

Sep 09, 2022

Chronic budget credibility challenges can undermine efforts to prioritize spending for development goals. Underspent budgets can leave sectors and programs starved of resources, overspent budgets can result in high deficits and debt crises. Shifts across sectors and ministries undermine the priorities set out by the legislature in the annual budget and can result in some sectors being deprioritized during budget implementation. Previous research […]

Indonesia: Budget Credibility and the Sustainable Development Goals

Sep 06, 2022

The Indonesian government has made a firm commitment to meeting the targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, as evidenced by Presidential Regulation No. 59/2017. Development program action plans at the national and regional levels align with the SDGs and their associated targets.

Public Participation in Climate Budgeting

Aug 08, 2022

Effective climate budgeting requires meaningful participation and systematic public engagement. Without these it is difficult for governments to provide climate financing that aligns with household priorities, and households will continue to spend large amounts of money responding and adapting to climate change without, and sometimes against the flow of, public financing.

Assessing the credibility of government budgets through external audits: Results of a survey to INTOSAI members 2022

Aug 07, 2022

This report summarizes the results of the survey conducted by the International Budget Partnership (IBP) and the Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government of the United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs (DPIDG/UNDESA) on the experience of Supreme Audit Institutions (SAI) in auditing the credibility of government budgets. The purpose of the survey […]