Society for Participatory Research in Asia: PRIA

Since its inception in 1982, the Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA) has been an international center for learning and promoting participation within democratic governance. With its mission to promote policies, institutions and capacities that strengthen inclusion and increase democratic participation and the socio-economic status of the marginalized, PRIA implements key initiatives that focus on…

Exploring the Measurement and Effectiveness of the Local Public Sector

Exploring the Measurement and Effectiveness of the Local Public Sector: Toward a Classification of Local Public Sector Finances and a Comparison of Devolved and Deconcentrated Finances The Urban Institute Jameson Boex December 2011 Over the past 10 years, the international development community has often seen decentralization and local governance issues through a narrow lens, focusing…

Does Budget Transparency Lead to Stronger Human Development Outcomes?

Does Budget Transparency Lead to Stronger Human Development Outcomes and Commitments to Economic and Social Rights? International Budget Partnership Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, et al. (Number 4: December 2011) This working paper out of International Budget Partnership explores the relationship between the quality of the budget process and human development outcomes. Fukuda-Parr and colleagues look in particular…