El Presupuesto de Defensa en América Latina La Importancia de la Transparencia y Herramientas para el Monitoreo Independiente

The objective of this publication is to offer, in simple language, the vital elements of defense budget analysis and strategies to assist civil society groups in doing budget work. The first half of the paper explains the current state of affairs of the defense sector in Latin America and highlights important considerations when undertaking defense budget work. The second half of the paper aims to provide citizens with the necessary tools for carrying out work on the defense budget, including guidance and suggestions for budget analysis, and strategies for effective budget work.