How Does Civil Society Use Budget Information?

Paolo de Renzio and Massimo Mastruzzi 

Governments sometimes complain that the budget information they make publicly available is seldom accessed and utilized. On the other hand, civil society organizations (CSOs) often claim that the information governments make available is very difficult to understand and not detailed enough to allow for meaningful analysis and advocacy. Is there a mismatch between the budget information supplied by governments and demand among civil society?

Source:  - 15.04.2017