Launched in 2006, the OBS is the world’s only independent, comparative assessment of the three pillars of public budget accountability: transparency, oversight and public participation. The sixth round of this biennial assessment, the 2017 survey evaluated 115 countries, including Pakistan. The OBS in Pakistan was completed by the Foundation, which has led it in the country since 2009. Drawing on internationally accepted criteria developed by multilateral organizations, the Open Budget…
Actions urged to remove threats to fundamental rights of association & expression
#16DaysActivismAgainstGenderBasedViolence. The 7 December event was part of the 16-day global campaign. The Foundation used flowers & balloons to spread orange..
Elected councillors & activists from Abbottabad, Haripur & Mansehra reviewed the 2018 manifestos, identified more important pledges -- and also gaps -- that support women's agency in democratic governance. This will shape dialogue with political leaders and others.
More than 400 councillors (including about 70 women) from Abbottabad, Haripur & Mansehra discussed their first-hand engagement with the present LG in the province & recommended ways to strengthen it. This is the first in a series of consultations the Foundation will organise across KP. Final set of recommendations based on experiences of over 3,000 councillors will be conveyed to those shaping the new local government in KP and also Punjab.