International Budget Project

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The International Budget Project "was formed within the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities in 1997 to nurture the growth of civil society capacity to analyze and influence government budget processes, institutions and outcomes. The IBP is interested particularly in working with those organizations that focus on the impact of the budget on poor and low-income people in developing countries or new democracies. The overarching aim of the project is to make budget systems more responsive to the needs of society and, accordingly, to make these systems more transparent and accountable to the public.

"The IBP's strongest partnerships are with the Institute for Public Finance in Croatia, the Center for Budget and Policy Studies in India, Fundar in Mexico, and the Budget Information Service at the Institute for Democracy in South Africa.

"The IBP works closely with the Center for the Implementation of Public Policies for Equity and Growth (CIPPEC) in Argentina, the Public Finance Monitoring Center in Azerbaijan, Ibase in Brazil, the Center for Governance and Budget AccountabilitY (CBGA) in India, the Bandung Institute for Governance Studies (BIGS) in Indonesia, the Public Policy Research Center in Kazakhstan, and the Uganda Debt Network (UDN)." [1]


"The International Budget Project is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Open Society Institute (OSI), the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation." [2]


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  1. About, International Budget Project, accessed September 24, 2008.
  2. Staff and Funding, International Budget Project, accessed September 24, 2008.
  3. Staff and Funding, International Budget Project, accessed September 24, 2008.