Producing a Citizens’ Guide to the Budget: Why, What and How?

Feb 16, 2012

By Murray Petrie and Jon Shields | 2010

Producing a Citizens’ Guide to the Budget:As part of the growing search for more transparency and accountability in government finance, this article suggests guidelines for the production and dissemination of a citizens’ guide to the budget. Examples from a variety of countries help to illustrate why governments should publish an annual guide, what the contents and characteristics of a good guide should be, and how such a guide should be made accessible.