Following the Money (COVID Edition): Transparency and Oversight in the Disbursement of COVID Funds

Nov 4, 2021

Civil society partners across 120 countries, including the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CAPRI) in Jamaica, worked with IBP to take a closer look at how governments managed their initial COVID-19 fiscal policy responses. The goal was not just to assess how governments fared, but to generate lessons on how they can respond better, both to the ongoing COVID-19 situation as it continues to unfold and as well to future such crises. This rapid assessment of “emergency fiscal policy packages”—sets of policy initiatives aimed at addressing the impact of the COVID-19 emergency—focused on three critical areas of accountability: public access to relevant information, adequate oversight, and opportunities for citizen engagement. Download the report.