"If people can’t follow the money, then government isn’t open. If people can follow the money, they can hold governments to account. This can help to ensure that public monies are invested in meeting citizens’ needs, especially the poor, and promoting socially inclusive growth, rather than being wasted and lost to corruption.”
Open budgets can benefit the poor but civil society groups, governments, and the media must help. Please join Senior Economist Massimo Mastruzzi of the World Bank, and three other experts, co-founder Maxine Tanya Hamada of INCITEGov, Paolo de Renzio of Open Budget Initiative, IBP, and Anders Pedersen of the Open Knowledge Foundation, in a conversation about Open Budgets and innovative ways to use open budget data for poverty alleviation.