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The Dutch Postcode Lottery recently announced that it has selected International Budget Partnership to receive a €1 million grant to support the deepening of our work with grassroots communities in Indonesia, Nigeria, Senegal and South Africa over the next three years. The grant will be used to drive improvements in the use of public resources […]
Today, the International Budget Partnership is pleased to announce the creation of a distinguished Advisory Council consisting of seven eminent leaders hailing from policy, philanthropy and global development fields. Advisory Council members will serve as ambassadors for the organization, fostering thought partnership and facilitating connections to new networks. They will help us to expand our […]
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Announcing our Feminist Advisory Group

Mar 06, 2024
At the International Budget Partnership, we are pleased to announce today the launch of a Feminist Advisory Group to strengthen our focus and fortify our understanding of gender and intersectionality as we formulate our in-country and organizational strategies. Members include distinguished feminists from the Global South with strong expertise in fiscal policy. They will help […]

Homegrown accountability can forestall future debt troubles

Feb 20, 2024
As your piece “What we do in the (debt) shadows” highlights, it is laudable to see the IMF and other global actors calling out opaque lending practices and pushing for stronger international frameworks for debt disclosure.

Austin Ndiokwelu announced as new Director of Policy & Global Advocacy

Oct 23, 2023
Dear colleagues, I am writing to share news of a leadership transition within IBP. I am delighted to share that after an extensive global recruiting process, Austin Ndiokwelu has been selected as the new Director of Policy and Global Advocacy effective December 1, 2023. We are so excited to have Austin’s talents and experience as he assumes this […]

International Budget Partnership advocates for civil society’s role in reshaping financing for development

May 02, 2023
The World Bank/International Monetary Fund spring meetings and the United Nations’ Financing for Development (FFD) forum cast a worrying glance at the global economic outlook – highlighting the urgent need for reform and innovative ways to spur development. With surging global debt, the climate crisis, and other stresses setting back progress on the global goals, […]

New countries announced in the new round of the Open Budget Survey

Apr 11, 2023
We have just kicked off the next round of the Open Budget Survey with the participation of our biggest ever cohort of research collaborators across 125 countries. The survey is the world’s only independent, comparative assessment of transparency, oversight and participation in national budgets. Most importantly, the Open Budget Survey is undertaken by local partners […]

Budget Realities: Proposals and Actual Spending

Mar 26, 2023
New York Times

To end déjà vu on debt, strengthen accountability systems

Mar 25, 2023
The Hill

Ana Patricia Muñoz joins International Budget Partnership as Executive Director

Jan 28, 2023
Washington, D.C.— Today, the International Budget Partnership (IBP) announced that Ana Patricia Muñoz will become the organization’s next Executive Director. She begins her tenure on February 1, 2023, based out of Quito, Ecuador.  Muñoz comes to IBP after serving as Executive Director of FARO—IBP’s long-standing partner in Ecuador—where she led a team of 50 in […]

Sri Lanka’s crisis highlights the importance of budget transparency

Aug 01, 2022
Financial Times

Nigeria’s anti-graft arrest shows more action needed

May 29, 2022
Financial Times

The global fight against corruption starts at home

Jun 24, 2021
Financial Times

Successful female leaders abound, but women in public finance are rare

Mar 19, 2021
The Hill