September 2017 | by Yuha Farhan
The Open Budget Index assigns countries covered by the International Budget Partnership’s Open Budget Survey a transparency score on a 100-point scale using 109 of the Survey’s 140 questions. These questions focus specifically on whether the government provides the public with timely access to comprehensive budget information based on the public availability and content of eight key budget documents that all governments should publish over the different stages of the budget cycle. A score of roughly 60 is considered to represent the level at which countries are publishing sufficient information to allow public discussions on the budget to occur.
Budget transparency has become a widely accepted recipe for good governance. However, according to the Open Budget Survey, many countries remain stuck at intermediate levels. Indonesia is one of those countries. This case study aims to explain why budget transparency in Indonesia has not managed to move beyond intermediate levels by examining government and civil society initiatives that have influenced budget transparency and exploring why these initiatives did not lead to sustainable improvements.
- The Road to Budget Transparency in Indonesia (September 2017)
- The Road to Budget Transparency in Argentina (September 2017)
- The Road to Budget Transparency in the Philippines (September 2017)
- The Road to Budget Transparency in Ghana (September 2017)
- The Road to Budget Transparency in Mexico (September 2017)
- The Road to Budget Transparency in Uganda (September 2017)
- The Road to Budget Transparency: Learning from Country Experience (November 2017)
- The Road to 61: Achieving Sufficient Levels of Budget Transparency (July 2016)