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Reframing Public Finance: Promoting Justice, Democracy, and Human Rights in Government Budgets

Paolo de Renzio and Jason Lakin : 2019

This paper outlines the elements of a proposal to reframe debates around public finance and government budgets, drawing on the inter-related concepts of justice, democracy, and human rights, and putting more emphasis on issues of equity, sustainability, effectiveness and inclusion. The authors address some of the shortcomings of current approaches and propose a more solid, normative foundation on which public finance decisions can be assessed and taken.

Source: International Budget Partnership

Link: https://www.internationalbudget.org/wp-content/uploads/reframing-public-finance-justice-democracy-human-rights-in-government-budgets-ibp-2019.pdf