Southeast Asia and the Pacific: 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 Southeast Asia and the Pacific, including: Cambodia, Fiji, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam. These countries have made strides towards budget transparency, but it is still within limits. There is room for progress in expanding public participation in budget processes. Download the report.

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