Budget Analysis

Interrogation of resource allocation within government budgets has proven to be a powerful policy analysis and advocacy tool. WIEGO, as a contribution to the Inclusive Cities project, has adapted these techniques for the informal economy. The resulting action research outlines how government budgets address the needs and interests of informal workers and also what opportunities exist for informal workers, or their representatives, to participate at different stages of the budget process.

For a guide on how to conduct informal economy budget analyses see:

How to Analyze Government Budgets from an Informal Economy Perspective

 

Budlender, Debbie. 2010. How to Analyse Government Budgets from an Informal Economy Perspective. WIEGO Technical Brief No. 1.

 

 

Budget analyses have been completed for Lahore in Pakistan, Quezon City in Philippines, Lima in Peru, and Belo Horizonte in Brazil. Each case focuses on both the national budget and the city budget. Debbie Budlender, a South African researcher, coordinated the studies under the guidance of Francie Lund and Marty Chen. In each case, country researchers drafted detailed research reports.

Informal Economy Budget Analysis in Brazil and Belo Horizonte

 

Salej, Ana Paula. 2010. Informal Economy Budget Analysis in Brazil and Belo Horizonte. WIEGO Working Paper No. 15.

 

 

Informal Economy Budget Analysis in Pakistan and Ravi Town

 

Mumtaz, Khawar, Nadia Saleem, Sara Shujat and Junaid Qureshi. 2010. Informal Economy Budget Analysis in Pakistan and Ravi Town, Lahore. WIEGO Working Paper No. 14.

 

 

Informal Economy Budget Analysis in Peru and Metropolitan Lima

 

Aliaga Linares, Lissette. 2010. Informal Economy Budget Analysis in Peru and Metropolitan Lima. WIEGO Working Paper No. 13.

 

 

 

Informal Economy Budget Analysis in Philippines and Quezon City

 

Casanova-Dorotan, Florencia G. 2010. Informal Economy Budget Analysis in Philippines and Quezon City. WIEGO Working Paper No. 12.

 

 

 

Debbie Budlender drafted a consolidated synthesis of findings.

Informal Economy Budget Analysis in Brazil, Pakistan, Peru and Philippines

 

Budlender, Debbie. 2009. Informal Economy Budget Analysis in Brazil, Pakistan, Peru and Philippines. WIEGO Working Paper No. 11.

 

 

 

A shorter version of each was produced in English and in one main country language for consultation purposes.

 

Budlender, Debbie. 2009. Informal Economy Budget AnaInformal Economy Budget Analysis in Brazil and Belo Horizontelysis in Brazil and Belo Horizonte. WIEGO Budget Brief No. 4.

 

 

 

Budlender, Debbie. 2009. Informal Economy Budget Analysis in Pakistan and Ravi Town, Lahore.Informal Economy Budget Analysis in Pakistan and Ravi Town, Lahore WIEGO Budget Brief No. 3.

 

 

 

BudInformal Economy Budget Analysis in Peru and Metropolitan Limalender, Debbie. 2009. Informal Economy Budget Analysis in Peru and Metropolitan Lima. WIEGO Budget Brief No. 2.

 

 

 

Informal Economy Budget Analysis in Philippines and Quezon City

 

Budlender, Debbie. 2009. Informal Economy Budget Analysis in Philippines and Quezon City. WIEGO Budget Brief No. 1.

 

 

 

Consultative workshops were held in each of four countries, aimed especially at city officials and at leaders of informal worker organizations, but also including advocates of informal workers’ interests. Workshops described the process, drew out the important lessons, and attempted to get concrete plans from organizations as to how they may include IEBA analysis in their campaign work.