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Policy Forum Budget Working Group (BWG) Position Statement on the National Budget 2014/15

Submitted by Web Master on 10 June 2014

As the Minister for Finance tables the National Budget for Financial Year 2014/15 in Parliament tomorrow, we, members of the Policy Forum Budget Working Group, representing over 70 different Civil Society Organisations working together to increase informed civil society participation in policy making, would like to make our contribution to this key process.

Global movement for Budget Transparency, Accountability and Participation demands G20 to champion budget transparency

Submitted by Web Master on 6 September 2013

September 5th, 2013 –The Global Movement for Budget Transparency, Accountability and Participation (BTAP) urges the world´s 20 economic powers to set a good example and to commit to advancing budget transparency, accountability and participation in their countries. The G20 countries should not only focus on discussing how to advance transparency and fight tax-avoidance, they should also launch strong and decisive strategies to promote budget transparency and accountability in their own countries, setting a good example to the rest of the world.

Policy Forum's Engagement with the Parliament on the establishment of a Parliamentary Budget Office in Tanzania

Submitted by Web Master on 25 June 2013

For quite some time now, Policy Forum has been at the forefront in advocating for an establishment of a Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) in Tanzania. In many countries, PBOs are usually independent non partisan entities within the legislature that examine the draft annual budget proposed by the executive and provides analytical support to parliamentarians so as enhance their ability to question the tabled proposal and enable them to propose alternative budget proposals.  Establishment of this institution in Tanzania will significantly help the MPs in executing their oversight role.

Budget Working Group Pre-Budget Statement:Call for an Equitable and Just Budget

Submitted by Web Master on 13 June 2012

As the Minister for Finance tables the National Budget for Financial Year 2012/13 in Parliament tomorrow, we, members of the Policy Forum Budget Working Group, representing over 100 different Civil Society Organisations working together to increase informed civil society participation in policy making, would like to make our contribution to this key process.

Dar es Salaam Declaration on Budget Transparency Accountability and Participation

Submitted by Web Master on 18 November 2011

Who we are: We are citizens and civil society organizations from around the globe, united by the shared conviction that inclusive and open public budgets are critical to achieving a world in which all human beings enjoy their full human rights – civil, political, social, economic, cultural and environmental.

Oversight bodies urged to be more effective in the budget process in Tanzania

Submitted by Web Master on 24 November 2010

Policy Forum and HakiElimu have urged institutions of accountability such as the legislature and the Controller and Auditor General (CAG) to become more effective in engaging in the budget process so that they can better scrutinize the budget proposals and their execution. This was said in the wake of the release of the Tanzania report of the Open Budget Index (OBI) for 2010, which will be launched tomorrow.

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