About Our Work
Our work on open fiscal governance aims to ensure that public resources are used to meet citizens’ needs, by enabling citizens to follow and shape the use of those resources, from revenues, to expenditures to results. The core hypothesis that informs our work in this area, and which our work in turn explores, is that a stronger focus on the use of data to address specific problems, and on on the link between financial flows and service delivery results, can drive progress toward more open fiscal governance. This focus reflects our assessment that despite good progress by a number of countries in opening government fiscal data, and developing online tools to make the information accessible, there has not been a proportionate increase in the use, or impact, of that data.
Follow the Money Mexico – design and implementation of a context-specific “treasure hunts” at the federal and subnational level in Mexico.
- Phase 1 (2015 – 2016) includes the piloting of the “treasure hunts” methodology on the national level and follow-up support at the sub-national level as several states and cities tackled specific issues.
- Phase 2 (2017) Now Global Integrity is going further with 3 additional states as they apply the “treasure hunts” methodology
Treasure Hunts – participatory, problem-focused assessment of fiscal data that we developed and piloted as a part of our work in Mexico
Follow the Money Network – a network of organizations and individuals for sharing information and collaborating on key advocacy opportunities
Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency (GIFT) – Global Integrity is a “general steward” of GIFT – a multi stakeholder action network supporting progress towards greater fiscal transparency, participation and accountability around the world.