Budget and Revenue Monitoring
The background of the workshop "Lessons Learned and Future Directions in Budget and Revenue Monitoring" was the dramatic growth in civil society engagement in government budgeting since the early 1990's in both low and middle-income developing and transition countries. Groups were engaging in a broad range of activities, including simplifying the budget and building debate, providing budget training, measuring budgetary impacts and research.
The aim of the workshop was to determine what was to be learned from the experiences of budget advocates in order to help enhance the policy influence of (existing and potential) natural resource monitoring groups (specializing in oil and gas revenues monitoring).
A paper containing these lessons was published by CPS jointly with Open Society Institute Revenue Watch Program in