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Does Budget Transparency Lead to Stronger Human Development Outcomes and Commitments to Economic and Social Rights?


  • Sakiko Fukuda-Parr


  • Patrick Guyer


  • Terra Lawson-Remer



The aim of this paper is to explore the relationship between the quality of the budget process and human development outcomes. It looks in particular at at the relationship between the OBI and human development as measured by the Human Development Index (HDI) and a number of related human development indicators, as well as the Economic and Social Rights Fulfillment Index that measures government commitment to economic and social rights. The authors construct a framework which links budget transparency to accountability for economic and social rights. [IBP Working Paper No.4]

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  • Sakiko Fukuda-Parr & Patrick Guyer & Terra Lawson-Remer, 2012. "Does Budget Transparency Lead to Stronger Human Development Outcomes and Commitments to Economic and Social Rights?," Working Papers id:4707, eSocialSciences.
  • Handle: RePEc:ess:wpaper:id:4707
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    Cited by:

    1. Martin Luis Alton & Sanjay Agarwal & Vera Songwe, 2013. "A Local Budget Transparency Index for Cameroon's Local Councils : Insights from a Benchmarking Exercise," World Bank Other Operational Studies 20130, The World Bank.
    2. Victoria L. Lemieux & Stephanie E. Trapnell, 2016. "Public Access to Information for Development," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 24578, April.
    3. World Bank Group, 2014. "Strategic Framework for Mainstreaming Citizen Engagement in World Bank Group Operations," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 21113, April.
    4. Ling, Cristina & Roberts, Dawn, 2014. "Evidence of development impact from institutional change : a review of the evidence on open budgeting," Policy Research Working Paper Series 6968, The World Bank.


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