As we reach the half-way mark to the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and prepare for the Global SDG Summit, the world is not where it needs to be to achieve the agreed-upon targets. Government budgets serve as a roadmap, guiding spending toward effective delivery of public services and progress on sustainable development. While trillions of dollars are mobilized to reach development goals, national budgets are not being effectively and efficiently spent. Budget credibility is defined as the ability of governments to meet the fiscal targets set out in their annual budgets. Research conducted by the International Budget Partnership (IBP) and civil society partners in 13 countries finds that chronic budget credibility challenges disproportionately impact social sectors and undermine efforts to prioritize spending toward development goals. The following synthesis, case studies and how-to guide outline the findings of research conducted in 13 countries by IBP and civil society partners.

READ: Exploring the Connections between Budget Credibility and SDG Implementation: A Synthesis of Findings from 13 Country Case Studies

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