O Processo Orçamental em Portugal

O Processo Orçamental em Portugal

The Open Budget Initiative project operates on a two-year cycle. We are starting our work for the Open Budget Initiative 2008 in 2009, collecting data that will be published in December 2010. The IBP will coordinate the completion of the Open Budget Questionnaire in approximately 90 countries for the Open Budget Initiative 2010.

Questionnaires may not reflect any developments occurring in a country after September 30, 2009. This is intended to allow for capturing of a comparative "snapshot" of performance across countries.

The IBP expects to release the cross-country results of the current round of research at a high-profile media event in December 2010. Researchers may chose to hold a media release of the research or another type of event intended to promote awareness of budget transparency issues in their country. The media release or other event may occur either on the same day the IBP holds the international release, or at a later date. The IBP will designate the exact date of the December 2010 release a few months in advance.

One important goal of the Open Budget Questionnaire is to raise researchers' and civil society organizations' awareness of possible policy recommendations they might make to government officials to open their country's budget-making process. For example, potential reforms might include providing timely, accurate information to the public and/or providing further opportunities for citizen engagement during budget debates. The questionnaire is also intended to raise awareness of possible reform measures that might be adopt to improve the performance of important budget oversight institutions, such as the legislature and the supreme audit institution.

Estatuto: 
Entidade proponente
Financiado: 
Não
Entidades: 
Center on Budget and Policies Priorities
Keywords: 

Budget; Openness; Governance; Institutions 

The Open Budget Initiative project operates on a two-year cycle. We are starting our work for the Open Budget Initiative 2008 in 2009, collecting data that will be published in December 2010. The IBP will coordinate the completion of the Open Budget Questionnaire in approximately 90 countries for the Open Budget Initiative 2010.

Questionnaires may not reflect any developments occurring in a country after September 30, 2009. This is intended to allow for capturing of a comparative "snapshot" of performance across countries.

The IBP expects to release the cross-country results of the current round of research at a high-profile media event in December 2010. Researchers may chose to hold a media release of the research or another type of event intended to promote awareness of budget transparency issues in their country. The media release or other event may occur either on the same day the IBP holds the international release, or at a later date. The IBP will designate the exact date of the December 2010 release a few months in advance.

One important goal of the Open Budget Questionnaire is to raise researchers' and civil society organizations' awareness of possible policy recommendations they might make to government officials to open their country's budget-making process. For example, potential reforms might include providing timely, accurate information to the public and/or providing further opportunities for citizen engagement during budget debates. The questionnaire is also intended to raise awareness of possible reform measures that might be adopt to improve the performance of important budget oversight institutions, such as the legislature and the supreme audit institution.

Objectivos: 
One important goal of the Open Budget Questionnaire is to raise researchers' and civil society organizations' awareness of possible policy recommendations they might make to government officials to open their country's budget-making process. For example, potential reforms might include providing timely, accurate information to the public and/or providing further opportunities for citizen engagement during budget debates. The questionnaire is also intended to raise awareness of possible reform measures that might be adopt to improve the performance of important budget oversight institutions, such as the legislature and the supreme audit institution.
State of the art: 
The Open Budget Initiative (Initiative) is a global research and advocacy program to promote public access to budget information and the adoption of accountable budget systems.&nbsp; <p>IBP launched the Initiative with the Open Budget Survey-a comprehensive analysis and survey that evaluates whether governments give the public access to budget information and opportunities to participate in the budget process at the national level. The IBP works with civil society partners in 85 countries to collect the data for the Survey. The first Open Budget Survey was released in 2006 and will be conducted biennially.</p><p>To easily measure the overall commitment of the countries surveyed to transparency and to allow for comparisons among countries, IBP created the Open Budget Index (OBI) from the Survey. The OBI assigns a score to each country based on the information it makes available to the public throughout the budget process. </p><p>The budget is a government's plan for how it is going to use the public's resources to meet the public's needs. Transparency means all of a country's people can access information on how much is allocated to different types of spending, what revenues are collected, and how international donor assistance and other public resources are used. The IBP believes that open budgets are empowering; they allow people to be the judge of whether or not their government officials are good stewards of public funds.</p><p>While providing the public with comprehensive and timely information on the government's budget and financial activities and opportunities to participate in decision making can strengthen oversight and improve policy choices, keeping the process closed can have the opposite effect. Restricting access to information creates opportunities for governments to hide unpopular, wasteful, and corrupt spending, ultimately reducing the resources available to fight poverty.</p><p>Since a significant amount of poverty-reducing expenditures take place at the subnational level, the Initiative also has initiated a major new effort to support work on budget transparency and accountability at this level.&nbsp; </p><p>The Open Budget Initiative plans to collaborate with civil society organizations worldwide to undertake research and advocacy to raise public awareness of the connections between budget transparency and people's daily lives to mobilize public support for reform.</p><p>&nbsp;</p>
Parceria: 
Não Integrado
Elena Mondo
Paulo Trigo Pereira
Coordenador 
Data Inicio: 
01/08/2009
Data Fim: 
01/12/2010
Duração: 
16 meses
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