79. Nepal: Open Budget Survey 2019

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On this episode we are presenting Open Budget Survey 2019 of Nepal. We look into each discipline of this survey including transparency of budget enactment and implementation, public participation and oversight in budget process. This global survey was conducted by International Budget Partnership (IBP) and is the 7th round of global survey, which we presented in episode 77 of this podcast. In 2019 report, Nepal has scored 41 out of 100, declining from the previous round.

The OBS 2019 reports weak transparency and oversight in budget, along with few opportunities for the public participation in shaping budget policies or monitoring their implementation. We also present recommendations from the report and talk about “CALL TO ACTION” initiative of this survey.