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Open Budget

Opening Budgets Can Improve Citizen Participation and Government Accountability

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 >>

ALL ABOUT BOOST
What BOOST does

BOOST transforms raw data from government financial management information systems for each expenditure item from Charts of Accounts into an easy-to-understand and easy-to-use database for detailed analysis.

Applying Expenditure Analyses with BOOST
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BOOST IN COUNTRIES

Engagements on the identification and construction of BOOST databases havebeen launched in +45 countries. As of 30 June 2013, in all 21 databases havebeen prepared, to directly support the expenditure policy dialog in the countries,including, with the government’s consent, efforts to improve fiscal trans-parency.

In Fall 2013, the World Bank will launch an Open Budget Portal of available BOOST databases. Currently, 12 countries have agreed to make their BOOST data available, in support of public expenditure debates and discussions with civil society organizations in the countries.

BOOST & OPEN DATA

Governments are increasingly opening access to their data. BOOST offers a low cost and low threshold tool to understand public finance data.

Use BOOST to analyze open data and understand what governments are spending public resources on, how much they are spending and where they could be more efficient.

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