Eastern Europe and Central Asia: Open Budget Survey 2021

The Open Budget Survey (OBS) is an assessment of fiscal transparency, public participation and formal oversight in the budget process across a range of countries, conducted every two years.


This brief focuses on the OBS performance of a number of countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The region is 1 point away from reaching the threshold of sufficient budget transparency and joining the “61+ club”. The report breaks down the levers and incentives that have driven progress and explains the constraints and varied political commitments to further progress on more transformational budget openness measures. Download the report.

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Strengthening Budget Transparency in the MENA Region

A Regional Note ‘Strengthening Budget Transparency in the MENA Region’ was prepared in collaboration by IMF-METAC, the International Budget Partnership (IBP), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The paper highlights that the public budget can be a potent tool to foster socioeconomic development and bolster governance in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) […]
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