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Handbook for Analyzing Public Budgets in Sexual and Reproductive Health

By: Laura Malajovich, International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)

In this publication by International Planned Parenthood, you will find information on how to plan your analysis of the public budget, and how to identify and search for the relevant budgetary data to do so. It also provides simple tools with which you or your organization may undertake an initial analysis of the public resources that your government has assigned to sexual and reproductive health.

PARTICULAR CONSIDERATIONS FOR THE HEALTH SECTOR IN LATIN AMERICA

THE BUDGET AND THE BUDGETARY PROCESS

  1. Why Is It Important to Understand Budgets?
  2. What Is a Public Budget?
  3. The Budget Process and Relevant Stakeholders: Formulation, Approval, Execution, Evaluation
  4. The Health Sector in the Different Phases of the Budgetary Process

PLANNING THE BUDGET

  1. Identifying Goals — The Issue and Objectives
  2. Identifying What Questions the Budget Analysis Will Answer
  3. At What Point in the Budget Process Should You Perform Advocacy?

ANALYSIS ANALYSIS OF EXPENDITURES ON SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH

  1. Where to Look for Sexual and Reproductive Health Information: Budget Classifications, Searching for Information on Sexual and Reproductive Health Budgets
  2. How to Analyze Information — How to Calculate It and What It Tells Us: Comparison of Allocations and Expenditures on Health and Other Programs, Comparison of Budget Allocation and Execution, Actual Variations — Following Budget Lines Over Time, Per Capita Budgets and Other Relevant Measurements Reviewing the Different Methods of Measurement

Also available in Spanish