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.
With a few exceptions, Latin America and the Caribbean region is close to consolidating budget systems that generate and publish sufficient information for citizens to understand how their governments spend. This report is available in Spanish (translations coming soon).