The primary goal of this Public Participation Guide is to provide guidance about how to integrate public participation into fiscal policy and the associated benefits
The Guide identifies mechanisms or practices that illustrate GIFT’s Principles of Public Participation in Fiscal Policy and dissects them across a number of dimensions (described below) to provide “how to” guidance tailored to those who wish to implement similar efforts. The guidance should not be understood as…
One of GIFT‘s main streams of work is advancing norms on fiscal transparency. An important part of that effort the GIFT High-Level Principles on Fiscal Transparency, which were endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012 (UNGA Resolution 67/218). This resolution encouraged member states to “intensify efforts to enhance transparency, participation and accountability in fiscal policies, including through the consideration of the principles set out by GIFT“.
Citizens should have the right and they, and all non-state actors, should have effective opportunities to participate directly in public debate and discussion over the design and implementation of fiscal policies.
Given the limited guidance on how public entities should engage directly with the public in managing public resources, GIFT embarked on a substantial multi-year work program to generate greater knowledge about country practices and recent innovations in citizen engagement.
In 2016, after an extensive public consultation process, we are launching a new set of principles: the new Principles of Public Participation in Fiscal Policy.