Principles and Guidance

About the GIFT Principles

One of GIFT‘s main streams of work is advancing norms on fiscal transparency. An important part of that effort was the drafting of the GIFT High-level Principles on Fiscal Transparency, Participation and Accountability that were recognised by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012 (UNGA Resolution 67/218). This resolution encouraged member states to intensify efforts to enhance transparency, participation and accountability in fiscal policies, including through the consideration of the principles set out by GIFT.

Given the limited guidance on how public entities should engage directly with the public in managing public resources (Principle 10), GIFT embarked on a substantial multi-year work program to generate greater knowledge about country practices and recent innovations in citizen engagement.

In 2016, after an extensive public consultation process, GIFT launched a new set of principles: Principles of Public Participation in Fiscal Policies.

In 2018, an Expanded Version of the High-Level Principles on Fiscal Transparency, Participation and Accountability was issued explaining the role played by the GIFT High-level Principles since 2012 in promoting greater fiscal transparency globally, as well as setting out the relationship between each of the high-level principles and the corresponding standards, norms, assessments, and country practices to which they relate. This version allows a quick overview of the multiplicity of instruments in relation to each other and finding effective entry points to the more detailed sources of information and guidance.

High-Level Principles on Fiscal Transparency

Principles of Public Participation in Fiscal Policies

Detailed explanation of the High-Level Principles

GIFT Guidance

GIFT creates impact by providing a platform for the alignment of global norms and standards in fiscal openness. Over the years, the organization has also led the development of several guidance documents and tutorials on fiscal transparency and public participation, more specifically on open data, user-centered design for digital tools, and fiscal data in emergency responses.

2021 #DataRallyFromHome & #Dataquest Global Awards Ceremony

2021 #DataRallyFromHome & #Dataquest Global Awards Ceremony

The GIFT’s Global Awarding Ceremony for the #Rally and #Dataquests initiatives, convened governments, civil society organizations, academia, private sector, and…
The greening of fiscal policy is critically important for environmentally sustainable development

The greening of fiscal policy is critically important for environmentally sustainable development

Blogpost by Murray Petrie1 One of GIFT‘s main work streams has been strengthening standards and norms on fiscal transparency. And…
The Case for Fiscal Openness - OGP Academy Thematic Session

The Case for Fiscal Openness - OGP Academy Thematic Session

French Recording Spanish Recording Korean Recording This page features the recording and relevant files from the virtual session: The Case…

Case Studies

#PublicParticipationCases

Canada
The House of Commons
Standing Committee of Finance Pre-Budget Consultation Exercise

Canada The House of Commons Standing Committee of Finance Pre-Budget Consultation Exercise

The House of Commons Standing Committee of Finance pre-budget consultation exercise was launched in the mid-1990s and is still considered…
Budget literacy cases as part of a comprehensive strategy to strengthen dialogue between government and population

Budget literacy cases as part of a comprehensive strategy to strengthen dialogue between government and population

To achieve a truly informed dialogue between government and society, based on the supply of budget information published online, whether…
Relaunch of Austrias Open Spending Portal

Relaunch of Austrias Open Spending Portal

Until 2019 Austrian municipalities followed the rules of cameralistic system. The budgeting and also accounting was done according to a…
Creating public participation opportunities in Georgia

Creating public participation opportunities in Georgia

Europe Foundation and the Ministry of Finance of Georgia. In the past years, Georgia has had a clear interest and…
Evaluation par la société civile d’un indicateur lié à l’offre de de services publics et impact sur l’allocation de ressources budgétaires par le gouvernement

Evaluation par la société civile d’un indicateur lié à l’offre de de services publics et impact sur l’allocation de ressources budgétaires par le gouvernement

Le róle des organisations de la société civile au Bénin dans l’évaluation d’un indicateur important pour l’éducation nationale, et la…
The Fiscal Openness Accelerator (FOA Project)

The Fiscal Openness Accelerator (FOA Project)

The International Budget Partnership and GIFT have developed the Fiscal Openness Accelerator, a project to deepen work in improving transparency…
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