Budget and Financial Policies

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Just as inflation erodes the earnings of families—meaning they need to make more and more each year just to stay even—inflation erodes the buying power of governments.

We often need to look at trends in government...

This page contains excercises on determining and understanding ratios.

Take the Budget Challenge!
This page contains some exercises as a follow up action to the learning program on budget analysis and human rights in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Help us understand the work that is taking place in Budget Analysis.  We want to hear from groups that use budget analysis for their social justice work or who are interested in incorporating it - what are your groups’ specific interests, challenges, and needs?  Read more to view questionnaire.


The West African Regional Learning Program on Budget Analysis and ESC Rights is aimed at activists involved in development work, social and economic justice movements, human rights organizations and applied budget groups based in and working...

The 2nd Program on Budget Analysis and Human Rights organized by Fundar - Centro de Análisis e Investigación, the International Budget Project (IBP), the International Human Rights Internship Program (IHRIP) with the local support of The...

The first ever Linking and Learning Programme on Budget Analysis and ESCR took place from 11-19 March 2005, in

Alcochete,Portugal, with the participation of 19 representatives of human rights...

ESCR-Net has worked with other partners to develop trainings to provide groups with the capacity to analyze public budgets as a powerful tool to strengthen their human rights work.

The claimants filed a tutela action against several state institutions alleging failure to comply with their mission of protecting displaced persons and to effectively respond to the displaced’s requests related to housing, access to production projects, health care, education and humanitarian aid.

Mariela Viceconte filed a collective amparo action seeking to force the Argentine State to produce the Candid 1 vaccine. Her case was based on her own right to health and that of other persons exposed to contracting “Argentine Hemorrhagic Fever,” including in Argentina approximately 3.5 million people. The action specifically alleged a violation of the obligation to prevent, treat and fight epidemic and endemic diseases arising from article 12.2.c) of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR).