A Budget Guide For civil society organisations working in education

Author(s) : Perry, Victoria

Organization : Commonwealth education fund

Imprint : London, CEF, 2008

Collation : 35 p.

Notes : Incl. app., bibliographical notes and references, glossary, index, list of acronyms, executive summary, notes on the authors, statistical annex

Over the last decade, budget work, or applied budget analysis, has become increasingly recognised as an important tool for holding governments and non-state actors accountable for their policy commitments, budget allocations and expenditure. Increasingly, CSOs have adopted budget work as a key part of their advocacy and have recognised that the following three democratic principles are essential for the achievement of human development goals: Accountability; Public participation; and Transparency. This report focuses on the work supported by CEF to enable local communities to monitor spending on education at national and local levels. Case studies compiled by Idasa (Institute for Democracy in South Africa) examine work done by CEF partners in Bangladesh, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi and Uganda.

  • Accountability, Anti-corruption strategies, Monitoring / control, Capacity building, Civil society, Corruption, Economic and social development, Educational management, Central administration, Local government, Finance, Budgets, Governance, Transparency
  • International