publier Année: 2009
Domaine thématique: Application sectorielle de la budgétisation sensible au genre, Suivi et plaidoyer budgétaires
langue: English
RÉGION: Global
Type de ressource: Assessments and Analysis
auteur: Helena Hofbauer and Manuela Garza


This brief explores the relevance of civil society budget analysis and advocacy (i.e., budget work) and its potential as a tool to hold governments accountable for their maternal mortality reduction commitments. In doing so, it discusses three recent examples of civil society groups engaged with budget analysis and advocacy: Fundar, Center for Analysis and Research in Mexico; Women's Dignity in Tanzania; and the Center for Budget and Governance Accountability in India. The work of these organizations, and the lessons that we seek to draw from their experiences, underscore that the lack of real progress in reducing maternal mortality is unquestionably linked to the failure of governments to make maternal health a budgetary priority. Their findings reveal that even though resources to address this issue exist—and may continue to grow they are not necessarily being allocated correctly or spent effectively. "