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The Power of Numbers- Communities Use Government Budget Data to Advocate for Change

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4/9/2010
Aaron Katz, CPH and Helena Hofbauer with IBP (Mexico)

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The Power of Numbers- Communities Use Government Budget Data to Advocate for Change

  1. 1. IBP at a glance Partnership Initiative, 2010
  2. 2. Applied Budget Groups: Definition <ul><li>Common strategies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Applied fiscal research and advocacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Timely, accessible, useful information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on budget impact on the poor </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Growth and diversity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Region </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Income </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Political system </li></ul></ul>www.InternationalBudget.org
  3. 3. Types of work <ul><li>Building budget literacy and engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Training on applied analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Measurement of citizen priorities </li></ul><ul><li>Macro, exp & revenue analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Procurement monitoring, expenditure and revenue tracking </li></ul><ul><li>Social audits, performance audits, audit tracking & impact monitoring </li></ul><ul><li>Impacts on budget process & outcomes </li></ul>www.InternationalBudget.org
  4. 4. Success factors <ul><li>Accuracy, accessibility, timeliness </li></ul><ul><li>Dedicated organizational capacity </li></ul><ul><li>Analytical and advocacy skills </li></ul><ul><li>Linkages within civil society </li></ul><ul><li>Relationship with executive branch </li></ul><ul><li>Partnerships with oversight institutions </li></ul>www.InternationalBudget.org
  5. 5. <ul><li>Partners </li></ul><ul><li>Consolidated CSO’s with strong budget work capacity : </li></ul><ul><li>IBASE and INESC (Brazil), CSA (South Africa), Fundar (Mexico). </li></ul><ul><li>CSO’s with strong citizen mobilization capacities: </li></ul><ul><li>CCAGG (Philippines), TAC (South Africa), MUHURI (Kenya), Omar Asghar Khan Development Foundation (Pakistan). </li></ul><ul><li>Sectoral CSO’s incorporating budget work as a tool: </li></ul><ul><li>HakiElimu (Tanzania), CAD (Mali), SATHI, DAAA and CHSJ (India). </li></ul><ul><li>Policy networks and democracy CSO’s: </li></ul><ul><li>Policy Forum (Tanzania), NGO Forum (Cambodia), UDN (Uganda) </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Partners’ work </li></ul><ul><li>IBASE (Brazil): holding BNDES accountable. </li></ul><ul><li>MUHURI (Kenya): Social audits of CDFs. </li></ul><ul><li>Omar Asghar Khan Development Foundation (Pakistan): monitoring earthquake relief and reaching into development budgets. </li></ul><ul><li>HakiElimu (Tanzania): monitoring capitation grant and other expenditures at school level. </li></ul><ul><li>CAD (Mali): budget analysis to increase allocations for the reduction of maternal mortality. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>IBP’s work and contribution: </li></ul><ul><li>Financial support </li></ul><ul><li>Core support or project support to partners in 18 countries, </li></ul><ul><li>Small support for specific projects or initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity building and development </li></ul><ul><li>Training; </li></ul><ul><li>Technical assistance and mentoring; </li></ul><ul><li>Exchanges; </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>IBP’s work and contribution (cont.) </li></ul><ul><li>Information </li></ul><ul><li>Clearing house of budget and public finance information </li></ul><ul><li>Bi-monthly newsletter </li></ul><ul><li>Briefs </li></ul><ul><li>Open Budgets Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Guides to budget work and documentaries </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>IBP’s work and contribution (cont.) </li></ul><ul><li>Networking opportunities : </li></ul><ul><li>CDF </li></ul><ul><li>ESCR </li></ul><ul><li>Health </li></ul><ul><li>6QC </li></ul><ul><li>Transparency </li></ul><ul><li>Open Budget Initiative : </li></ul><ul><li>Independent survey of budget transparency </li></ul><ul><li>100 countries for 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Influencing international standards </li></ul>
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