A desperate and largely unknown humanitarian crisis is deteriorating in the Lake Chad Basin region of West Africa, forcing millions of people to flee their homes and leaving millions more in need of humanitarian assistance. Oxfam is providing life-saving support but help is urgently needed to prevent the crisis turning into a catastrophe.
This study aims to provide an evidence basis for the provision of budget support in fragile states.
The study sits at the intersection of three main sets of issues:
- budget support
- accountability (with a particular focus on the role of, and space or, civil society in holding government to account)
The study provides insights into the rationale, challenges and kinds of conditions applied to budget support to fragile states; the effects of budget support on spending and delivery of basic social and agricultural services, as well as on the experiences of parliaments and civil society/communities in the study countries with regards to the ability to hold governments and donors to account for public spending.