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The COVID crisis has resulted in governments committing more than $14 trillion in emergency spending.

At this critical time for public finance management, the International Budget Partnership conducted a rapid assessment of 120 countries’ performance on transparency, oversight and public participation in COVID relief packages. Please join us for a virtual presentation of the findings and recommendations for how governments can advance open budget reforms that ensure assistance reaches those who need it most and helps build back better. 
 

Monday, May 24, 2021
9 - 10:30 am EST 
SPEAKERS
  • Khalid Payenda, Acting Finance Minister, Afghanistan
  • Michael Aguinaldo, Chairperson of the Commission on Audit, The Philippines
  • Shumani Luruli, Program Coordinator, Planact, South Africa 
  • Carolina Rentería, Chief, Public Financial Management Division I, Fiscal Affairs Department, International Monetary Fund 
  • Anjali Garg, Head of Open Budget Survey, International Budget Partnership

MODERATOR
 
Sofia Sprechmann Sineiro, Board member of the International Budget Partnership and Secretary General of CARE International 
 


JOIN THE CONVERSATION
 
Be part of the discussion on social media. Follow the conversation using #OpenBudgets to learn what we found and how your country scored.

Here are sample posts to help spread the word:
  • IBP's new research in 120 countries shows govt fiscal policy responses to the COVID crisis are undermining #accountability—by bypassing legislatures, relaxing procurement procedures & not seeking public input. View your country's scorecard at www.internationalbudget.org/covid #OpenBudgets
     
  • Governments are falling short of managing their fiscal policy response to the COVID crisis in a transparent and accountable manner. Find out how open and accountable your government has been: www.internationalbudget.org/covid #OpenBudgets 
     
  • Even during terrible crises, #accountability can work if everyone does their part in an open & collaborative way. @OpenBudgets documented numerous good practices among govt & accountability institutions in their COVID responses: www.internationalbudget.org/covid #OpenBudgets
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