There is considerable interest amongst officials in national ministries of finance in how they can directly engage the public in the design and implementation of fiscal policies. GIFT’s Guide on Public Participation contains numerous individual case studies of public engagement mechanisms across a number of countries. We decided to drill down further into one MOF […]
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There are three inter-related areas where action is urgently required to avert further rapid environmental degradation: Mandatory environmental target setting and the integration of environmental targets into medium-term government strategy and fiscal policy setting. National State of Environment reporting. ‘Green budgeting’ – the use of the budgetary system to improve environmental outcomes. The twin climate […]
The latest round of the Open Budget Survey (OBS 2017) includes a new set of measures of public participation based on an emerging international consensus about what participation in the budget process should look like. The participation questions were fundamentally redesigned for the 2017 survey, so it is not possible to assess changes since the […]
Direct engagement between citizens and governments is increasingly recognized as a critical link in the chain between fiscal transparency, more effective accountability for public financial management, and better fiscal and development outcomes. The importance attached to public participation reflects the acceptance that citizens and civil society organisations are important agents of good governance and sustainable […]
Summary: Principle 10 of the GIFT High Level Principles on Fiscal Transparency asserts that citizens have a right to participate directly in fiscal policy design and implementation. GIFT has subsequently developed a set of Principles of Public Participation in Fiscal Policy. The Principles have directly influenced the design of international instruments such as the […]
This post is the third in a short series that GIFT is running to provide ideas for countries preparing their next Action Plans. The first two blogs looked at what steps countries should take to increase fiscal transparency in their next Action Plans; and […]
This post is the second in a short series that GIFT will be running to provide ideas for the 51 member countries currently preparing their next Action Plans. The first post discussed the steps OGP countries should take in their next Action Plans to increase fiscal transparency and participation. A third post will look at […]
This post is the first in a short series that GIFT will be running to provide ideas for countries preparing their next Action Plans. Two further blogs will look at how well countries have implemented their OGP commitments on fiscal transparency, and how transparent and participatory budgets and budget processes currently are in OGP countries. […]
In August 2015 we asked for public input on the draft of GIFT’s new Principles of Public Participation in Fiscal Policy. Now that GIFT’s Stewards have provisionally approved a revised version of the Principles we would like to provide feedback on the useful comments and suggestions we received and how many of them materially influenced […]
Direct public participation in the design and implementation of fiscal policies is the next frontier of fiscal openness reforms. In combination with the full public disclosure of fiscal data, public participation can promote the fairer and more effective use of public resources, result in public officials being properly held to account, and produce improved development outcomes. […]
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