Our friends at PATTIRO (Center for Regional Information and Studies) and IHRIP (International Human Rights Internship Program) are “interested in identifying other organizations that are working in the area of the right to education and government budgets.” Please contact Global Integrity ([email protected]) if you need contact information for either group.
PATTIRO currently works on budget advocacy and ESC rights in Indonesia, with a particular focus on education. IHRIP has most recently collaborated with the FAO and the International Budget Project to develop a guide on using budget work to advance the right to food.
If your organization has done budget work (for example, budget analysis or expenditure tracking) related to the right to education, would you take a moment to answer a few questions? If your organization does not work in this area, but you know other organizations that do, could you pass this message on to them?
1. How long has your organization worked on the right to education and government budgets?
2. Do you work on education policy? If so, what have you done? In brief form, what successes have you had? What are the principal challenges you have faced?
3. Do you work on the national budget related to education? If so, what has been the objective of your work? What type of budget work have you pursued in this context (e.g., analysis of the education budget relative to overall budget, analysis of allocations to particular groups or geographical regions, tracking of expenditures down to provincial or local levels, etc.)? What successes have you had? What have been the most significant challenges you have faced?
4. Does your organization work on the right to education and government budgets at the provincial or local level? If so, what has been the objective of your work there? Do you work with community groups? If so, how are they involved in your work? What type of budget work have you pursued in this context? What successes have you had? What are the most significant challenges you have faced?
5. If you had an opportunity to meet with groups in other countries working on the right to education and government budgets, what would be the most important knowledge and experience in this arena that your organization would like to share with other groups? What would you most like to learn from them—and why?
We very much appreciate your taking the time to respond to our queries. We would be happy to share our findings with you, and with anyone else who is interested.
Thank you very much.