As is the case in every round, the 2021 survey represents the collective work of our global network of researchers in each country. This round, however, we did something different. We leaned into partnership and worked hand-in-hand with a select group of partners to co-author our global report and eight regional reports. This new approach has allowed us to benefit from the rich insights of our global partners and present key recommendations to spur action at the global, regional and country level.
In Francophone Africa, Benin is a leader in budget transparency although some of its neighbors are struggling to make progress. Several coups and other governance challenges have threatened progress in the region. This report is available in French and English.