Daniel Mont

One project that CIP is working on is monitoring budgets for inclusion. That is, using budget analysis as an advocacy tool to hold governments responsible. You can see a toolkit that we did on this on our resource page. Also, Meenakshi, one of our senior associates has done a thorough analysis of India’s Union and State budgets. We’ve worked with Fiji and the Philippines on this, and are soon to start training OPD’s in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania to do the same. We are also in the process of developing a website to display these analyses in an accessible way. Our hope is to add more and more countries in the future.

Not a panacea by any means, but I think such budget analyses can be an important tool in advocates toolbox.