Budget Transparency for child nutrition (BTCN)
In order to track whether we are making progress in reducing child mortality, citizens and child rights monitors need access to information from their governments. The BTCN study set out to establish the degree of budget transparency in Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe in relation to one critical issue: child nutrition.
The BTCN study focused on the public availability of different types of information pertaining to budgeting for child nutrition, and public participation in the government's decision-making about child nutrition. The research was applied to the national level and the sub-national level in each country. Click on the right to find out more about the project and its report on findings.
guide on budget transparency & human rights
Guide to BUDGET TRAnsparency survey
Many civil society organisations and persons struggle to access budget information needed to monitor sector and human rights areas of concern. To advocate for better access to information there is a need to know whether, and is so what, information is lacking.
The guide explors how to design and conduct survey-based research on budget transparency in a selected sector or in relation to a specific human right. The guide builds on the experience of the above mentioned BTCN project. It uses the BTCN study as a springboard to discuss practical considerations for undertaking research of a similar kind.