Does Budget Transparency Lead to Stronger Human Development Outcomes and Commitments to Economic and Social Rights?

International Budget Partnerships Working Paper No. 4

29 Pages Posted: 4 Feb 2013

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Sakiko Fukuda-Parr

The New School

Patrick Guyer

Social Science Research Council

Terra Lawson-Remer

The New School Graduate Program in International Affairs; United Nations - World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU/WIDER); New York University

Date Written: December 1, 2011

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to explore the relationship between the quality of the budget process and human development outcomes. It looks in particular at at the relationship between the OBI and human development as measured by the Human Development Index (HDI) and a number of related human development indicators, as well as the Economic and Social Rights Fulfillment Index that measures government commitment to economic and social rights. The authors construct a framework which links budget transparency to accountability for economic and social rights.

Keywords: budget transparency, human development, human rights

Suggested Citation

Fukuda-Parr, Sakiko and Guyer, Patrick and Lawson-Remer, Terra, Does Budget Transparency Lead to Stronger Human Development Outcomes and Commitments to Economic and Social Rights? (December 1, 2011). International Budget Partnerships Working Paper No. 4. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2211584 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2211584

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Terra Lawson-Remer

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