Lead authors: Renzo Lavin & Carolina Cornejo (ACIJ)
Contributing authors: Sruti Bandyopadhyay (World Bank)
- Module 01
- International Legal Framework
Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency
The GIFT is a multistakeholder action network that acts to promote significant and continuous improvements to fiscal transparency, participation, and accountability in countries around the world by advancing incentives, norms, technical assistance, and new technologies.
GIFT provides a grand opportunity for SAIs to engage and strengthen their independence, effectiveness, and efficiency through the application of high-level principles for fiscal transparency.
As Principle 9 states, “The SAI should have statutory independence from the Executive, and the mandate, access to information, and appropriate resources to audit and report publicly on the raising and commitment of public funds. It should operate in an independent, accountable and transparent manner.”
Together with the OGP, SAIs can gain wide support for their mission and improve their operations through increased engagement with global, multistakeholder initiatives. Likewise, GIFT strongly backs citizen participation in public debate and discussion about the design and implementation of fiscal policies.