Open Budget Survey released

The International Budget Partnership has released the Open Budget Survey 2010, the only independent, comparative, regular measure of budget transparency and accountability around the world.

Produced every two years by independent experts not beholden to national governments, the report reveals that 74  of the 94 countries assessed  fail to meet basic standards of transparency and accountability with national budgets.  This opens the door to abuse and inappropriate and inefficient use of public money.