Analysis that Aims to Improve Evidence-Based Resource Allocation
The Project

The five-year Global Research Project, Strengthening Institutions to Improve Public Expenditure Accountability, implemented in technical partnership with the Results for Development Institute (R4D), aimed at building the capacity of 14 participating developing country organizations to monitor and analyze public expenditure choices and processes, and to engage constructively with policy officials on various policy options in the three sectors of health, education and water. The project’s ultimate goal was more capable, accountable, and responsive governments in the countries where the project operated. It had an integrated independent monitoring and evaluation component which was undertaken by the National Opinion Research Centre, University of Chicago.

Project Objectives
  • To build and strengthen institutional capacity for public expenditure analysis
  • To explore the effectiveness of public service delivery in health, education and water
  • To emphasize rigorous analysis, produce reliable public expenditure reform proposals and, thus, aim to shape policy debates
  • To develop policy alternatives and tailored research communication and outreach in a peer-learning environment
  • To produce internationally comparable information on public expenditure

The project was fully supported by the Department for International Development (DFID), UK through its Governance and Transparency Fund (GTF). Thirty-eight organizations received funding through the GTF, of which GDN’s grant was one of the largest; five million pounds.

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For further information contact Ramona Angelescu, Director of Programs

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