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.

Transparency and Accountability: The Opportunities and Gaps for Kenya’s National Health Insurance Fund

By John Kinuthia, Sep 01, 2022

Kenya’s goals and progress toward universal health coverage (UHC) are now part of its medium-term plans under Vision 2030. To achieve its goals, multiple stakeholders play a variety of unique and concurrent roles. Kenya’s National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) has a significant role in health financing, including raising revenue, pooling health resources, and purchasing. The […]