Civil Society Budget Groups and their Participation in the Budget Process

This paper presents findings from a survey of six African countries that considers the participation of civil society budget groups in the PRSP process. The paper is particularly interested in the participation of such groups, due to the fact that the budget is perhaps the primary and certainly the most immediate vehicle through which PRSP commitments are to be realized. The countries included are Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Uganda, and Zambia.