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Public Participation and the Budget Cycle: Lessons from Country Examples

Public participation in fiscal processes is a relatively new phenomenon. However, governments are increasingly adopting such processes. The value proposition underlying these efforts is that disclosure and participation are mutually reinforcing drivers of accountability and improved decision making. GIFT is currently developing a guidance note on public participation in fiscal policy. The objective is to help policy makers to create effective opportunities for public participation. In support of this goal, this paper explores diverse country examples of public participation to extract and synthesize lessons of good practice.