This project will provide funding for the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Support Unit to advance the OGP processes for the coming 8 months, from November 2011-June 2012. This funding will allow the Support Unit to assist stakeholders, including government officials and civil society members, in 47 OGP countries to draft and implement national action plans on promoting transparency, empowering citizens, fighting corruption, and harnessing new technologies to strengthen governance. This work includes ensuring the participation of civil society in the OGP processes at the local and international levels. The International Budget Partnership is currently the host institution for the OGP Support Unit, while the Transparency and Accountability Initiative and the OGP Steering Committee finalize a longer term hosting arrangement for the post-June 2012 period.
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for general operating support
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is one of the nation’s premier think tanks working at the federal and state levels on fiscal policy and public programs that affect low- and moderate-income families and individuals. The Center conducts nonpartisan research and analysis to help inform public debates and ensure that policy makers and the public consider the needs of those communities whose voices are too often unheard. The Center also examines the short- and long-term impacts of proposed policies on the health of the economy and the soundness of federal and state budgets. This grant would continue the Foundation’s support, which began in 2004.
for organizational restructuring for the International Budget Partnership
for the International Budget Partnership
This grant would provide program support to the International Budget Partnership for their continued work measuring budget transparency in 100 countries, as well as providing training and technical assistance to local organizations on how to incorporate budget analysis into their advocacy campaigns.