Accountability Initiative’s Public Finance research aims at studying plans, budgets and fund flows in key social sector programs to promote greater transparency, participation and accountability for improved outcomes. This is achieved through:

• Large scale expenditure tracking surveys. These surveys track plans, budgets and fund flows for different social sector programmes and local government financing

• Annual series tracking budgetary trends for key social sector programmes

This body of research is aimed at generating a wider public debate both within and outside government on the strengths and limits of the current inter-government transfer systems and to debate mechanisms to align social sector financing with the goal of accountability for improved service delivery outcomes.