Drawing on case studies of budget groups in Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia this book is the first comprehensive study of the impact and significance of civic initiatives aimed at enhancing budget transparency and the poverty focus of government expenditure priorities, arguing that it leads to greater democratization.
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Author Biography - Mark Robinson
VITUS AZEEM is the Executive Secretary of the Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII), which is the local chapter of Transparency International (TI), the global civil society organisation that works to curb corruption in Ghana. HELENA HOFBAUER is based at IBP-Mexico City, Mexico. WARREN KRAFCHIK is the director of the International Budget Project based at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities in Washington DC, USA. LAURA MALAJOVICH is Project Leader of the Budget Watchdog in Argentina at the Centro de Implementacion de Politicas Publicas para la Equilidad y el Crecimiento (CIPPEC) in Buenos Aires. VIVEK RAMKUMAR works with the International Budget Project as a Program Officer. PAOLO DE RENZIO is a doctoral candidate at the University of Oxford, UK where he is affiliated to the Global Economic Governance Programme. MARK ROBINSON is Head of Profession for Governance and Conflict at the UK Department for International Development. JIM SHULTZ is the executive director of The Democracy Center, based in San Francisco and Cochabamba, Bolivia. ALBERT VAN ZYL joined the International Budget Project in August 2005 and is based at IBP-Cape Town, South Africa. VINOD VYASULU is Director of the Centre for Budget and Policy Studies in Bangalore, India.