Join the World Bank, INCITEGov, the Open Budget Initiative and the Open Knowledge Foundation from January 27 - February 13 in a conversation about Open Budgets and innovative ways to use open budget data for poverty alleviation. Read more >>
Budget data that is open and easy-to-read allows people to know how and where governments spend their money. Togo is one of 13 countries featured in the recently launched Open Budgets Portal, a new knowledge product of the World Bank. Read more >>
For developing countries, being able to access and use tax information to address tax avoidance could mean billions of dollars in increased revenue, particularly in the extractives sector. Read more >>
This report presents the findings of a study of functions performed by central finance agencies (CFAs). Using a political economy approach to the analysis of CFAs in 10 case studies of low-income countries, the study identifies the principal constraints on the capability of CFAs. Read more | eBook
BOOST strengthens public expenditure policy outcomes and accountability by improving the quality of expenditure data, facilitating rigorous expenditure analysis and improving fiscal transparency. BOOST draws detailed government expenditure data from government financial management information systems and creates easy-to-use databases. Expenditure data can be combined with information on public institutions, service delivery and households to allow assessment of the efficiency and effectiveness of public spending. The ease of access and preparation of analytical reports supports decision-making for the purposes of planning, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation.
The Public Expenditure Reviews (PERs) explore how national authorities can use public spending to address development challenges and achieve their policy goals. PERs typically examine the sustainability of public expenditure, the alignment between expenditure allocations and policy objectives and the means by which the authorities can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of public spending.
Over two-thirds of OECD countries now include performance informataion in their budget documents. The World Bank works with developing countries to strengthen the link between budgets, outputs, and outcomes.