Current Research and Advocacy Projects of IPP

IPP is hosting two ongoing projects:

The Budget Watch – it is an annual project of evaluation of the Portuguese State Budget promoted as a partnership between the University (ISEG), a consultant firm (Deloitte) and media partners (Expresso and Público). There is a panel of scholars who produce a report and evaluate the State Budget according to transparency and fiscal responsibility criteria and two panels of entrepreneurs who evaluate the Budget according to business friendlyness and other criteria.

For more information (in Portuguese) see here for the Index Orçamental ISEG and here for the Deloitte Index (in Portuguese).

The Open Budget Survey – is conducted by the International Budget partnership: “On 23 January the International Budget Partnership released the Open Budget Survey 2012, the only independent, comparative, and regular measure of budget transparency and accountability around the world. Produced every two years by experts outside government” in Portugal the team that worked on the OBS are Paulo Trigo Pereira (ISEG) and Marina Costa Lobo (ICS/UL), both from the board of IPP, and Ana Margarida Craveiro (ICS/UL) an IPP associate.

Current Research or Advocacy Projects of IPP Associated Scholars

Research Scholars associated with IPP that want to use this platform to disseminate their research projects’ conclusions or that want to build up research teams are very much welcome.

Future Research and Advocacy Projects:

IPP aims at developing projects in all its main areas. The initiative of projects can be from IPP members, from other institutions that make open calls (e.g. the European Commission), or from other citizens. In the latter case, since no funding is associated, IPP will analyse the proposals, and if interested will strength the proposals so that they can be submitted to crowdfunding. If enough resources are gathered the project will go forward.

IPP will always give importance to the dissemination to society, and public deliberation of its research results. This was the case in February 2013 with the dissemination of the Open Budget Initiative.