The Role of Civil Society Budget Monitoring Groups

Tuesday, 6 February, 2007 - 10:58

e-CIVICUS, 6 February 2007. In a 35 page document Mark Robinson examines the impact and significance of independent budget analysis and advocacy initiatives designed to enhance the transparency and po

e-CIVICUS, 6 February 2007.

In a 35 page document Mark Robinson examines the impact and significance of independent budget analysis and advocacy initiatives designed to enhance the transparency and poverty focus of public budgets. Using research on six civil society budget groups in Brazil, Croatia, India, Mexico, South Africa and Uganda, Robinson argues that while the structure of the budget process makes substantial changes in expenditure priorities difficult to achieve, budget groups can increase the accountability of decision-makers.

The full text is available online, here (PDF file).

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