Increasing the Pace of Budget Transparency #openbudgetindex



  1. How to accelerate budget transparency worldwide? On February 5th, Sanjay Pradhan, Vice President, World Bank Institute (WBI), Mustafa Mastoor, Deputy Minister of Finance, Afghanistan, Amara Konneh, Minister of Planning and Economic Affairs, Liberia, and Eliomar Wesley Rios, Deputy Secretary of the Budget Planning Ministry, Brazil convened at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to discuss the results of International Budget Partnership’s Open Budget Survey 2012 -- the only independent, comparative and regular measure of budget transparency around the world. The 2012 Survey is the fourth round of the research, covering 100 countries, home to 89% of the world’s population. 

    Vivek Ramkumar, Director of International Advocacy and the Open Budget Initiative, introduced the survey. The panel was moderated by Alan Fisher, Senior Correspondent with Al Jazeera.
  2. The discussion concluded at 11:00am ET. Click below for the archive of the liveblog.