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Francophone Africa: 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 Francophone Africa, where Benin is a leader in budget transparency although some of its neighbors are struggling to make progress. Several coups and other governance challenges have threatened progress in the region. Download report (English) Download report (French)

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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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