Using the Paris Declaration as a starting point, and notably the principle on alignment, CABRI has argued for aid to be aligned to countries' public finance management systems in order to:
- Improve budget transparency and comprehensiveness
- Improve governments' allocative efficiency and accountability
- Strengthen countries' financial systems.
CABRI has focussed its efforts in two important strands of work. The first phase is a ten country research study with the Strategic Partnership with Africa look at defining and measuring what it means to put aid on budget. CABRI launched the study with a dialogue on the relationships between aid and the budget in Mauritius in May 2007.
The findings of the aid on budget study have been presented and used for discussions at the following foras:
- The Strategic Partnership with Africa annual meeting in Tunisia in 2008
- Several OECD-DAC Joint Venture on public finance management meetings in 2007 and 2008.
- The Accra High Level Forum in September 2008.
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The second phase of the work on alignment is to consider how the findings of the Putting aid on Budget study can apply to individual country contexts. Rwanda is the first country that volunteered to undertake a three-month research and consultative process between Government and Development Partners.