Open Budget SurveyThe Open Budget Survey is part of the International Budget Partnership’s Open Budget Initiative, a global research and advocacy program to promote public access to budget information and the adoption of inclusive and accountable budget systems.
Open budget survey provides the access to relevant information on how public resources are raised and spent, opportunities to contribute to policy decisions that affect their livelihoods and futures, and assurance of robust budget oversight by independent well-informed legislatures and audit institutions.
First launched in 2006, the Open Budget Survey is the world's only independent, comparative, and fact-based research instrument to measure these essential aspects of governance and accountability:
• Transparency: is comprehensive budget information from the central government available to the public in a useful time frame?
• Participation: are there formal and meaningful opportunities for the public - including the most disadvantaged - to engage in the national budget process?
• Oversight: are oversight institutions - the legislature, the national audit office, independent fiscal institution(s) - in place and enabled to function properly?
Partners Jordan has been working with IPB since 2012 as a nonpartisan expert country researcher for Jordna, and its role is to complete Jordan's general budget questionnaire and the draft questionnaire is also reviewed by an anonymous independent expert, and in Jordan by a representative of the General Budget Department.
For more information and reports please visit: https://www.internationalbudget.org/open-budget-survey/country-results/2019/jordan