Managing COVID Funds: Tanzania

Nov 26, 2021

Civil society partners across 120 countries worked with the International Budget Partnership (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 Tanzania, 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.

Managing COVID Funds: Togo

Nov 26, 2021

Civil society partners across 120 countries worked with the International Budget Partnership (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.

Reforming the governance of tax expenditures in Latin America

Nov 07, 2021

One of the three issues our research has identified that characterizes the management of tax expenditures in Latin America is decision-making processes that are opaque, closed to a limited number of actors, and not linked to the annual budget process. In this brief, we look at the ways in which governments decide upon and manage tax expenditures and the degree to which current arrangements allow for their effective use as fiscal policy instruments.

Following the Money (COVID Edition): Transparency and Oversight in the Disbursement of COVID Funds

Nov 04, 2021

Civil society partners across 120 countries, including the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CAPRI) in Jamaica, worked with IBP to take a closer look at how governments managed their initial COVID-19 fiscal policy responses. The goal was not just to assess how governments fared, but to generate lessons on how they can respond better, both to the ongoing COVID-19 situation as it continues to unfold and as well to future such crises. This rapid assessment of “emergency fiscal policy packages”—sets of policy initiatives aimed at addressing the impact of the COVID-19 emergency—focused on three critical areas of accountability: public access to relevant information, adequate oversight, and opportunities for citizen engagement.

Managing COVID Funds: Bolivia

Nov 04, 2021

Civil society partners across 120 countries worked with the International Budget Partnership (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 Bolivia, 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.

Managing COVID Funds: Kyrgyz Republic

Nov 04, 2021

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 Kyrgyz Republic, 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.

Managing COVID Funds: Madagascar

Oct 06, 2021

Civil society partners across 120 countries worked with the International Budget Partnership (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 Madagascar, 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.