Debt and Fiscal Governance Program: International Budget Partnership - The Open Budget Survey and other initiatives

As an investor, governance and accountability are important variables to consider when investing across borders. The Open Budget Survey (OBS) is “the world’s only comparative, independent and regular assessment of transparency, oversight and participation in national budgets in more than 100 countries,” says the International Budget Partnership.

We invite you to join our webinar on the International Budget Partnership’s latest initiatives, including the 2023 OBS and its three pillars: public participation, transparency, and oversight. The webinar will cover how Moody's Investors Service uses the OBS in its Sovereign Rating Methodology. You will also have the opportunity to learn about investors’ advocacy experiences involving the OBS results and recommendations.


Claire Schouten, Senior Program Officer, International Advocacy, International Budget Partnership

Suad Hasan, Program Officer, International Budget Partnership

Viktor Szabó, Investment Director on the Emerging Markets Debt team, abrdn

Lucie Villa, Vice President & Senior Credit Officer, Moody’s Investors Service

Roger Scher, Head of Public Sector Programs, EMIA (moderator)