Jul 01 2015
Comparative Case Study Research on Public Participation in National-Level Government Fiscal Policy and Budget Processes: Mexico
Mexico is slowly creating opportunities for increased public participation in national-level fiscal and budget processes. Until recently, there were few formal opportunities for the public to provide input on budget priorities, identify mismanagement during execution, or assist in auditing federal programs. It is not clear that a seat at the table translates into influence over budget processes, but some civil society participation is evident. The Mexican government is now taking some positive, but timid, steps toward fiscal accountability, though they have yet to achieve this goal in most areas.
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