Alexandre Ciconello

Alexandre Ciconello

aciconello@internationalbudget.org Alexandre Ciconello works as Senior Program Officer at International Budget Partnership (IBP) and is based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Alexandre contributes to the Training, Technical Assistance & Networking team’s efforts to strengthen civil society organizations’ (CSOs) capacities to perform analysis of and advocacy on public budgets so they can hold governments accountable and […]

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Maximizing Your Global Learning Experience (a series) Part I: Preparing Well

These days, there are many opportunities to not just visit another country for pleasure, but spend time getting to know a community and a culture. College education-abroad programs, faith-based experiences, international culture exchanges, and “voluntourism” opportunities all offer the chance to learn wherever you travel. In this blog post series, author Pat Elson will provide […]

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Aideen Gilmore

Aideen Gilmore

agilmore@internationalbudget.org Aideen Gilmore joined IBP in February 2016 and is based in Washington, D.C. As Head of Training, Technical Assistance & Networking, Aideen leads IBP’s work to build the field of civil society budget work through an extensive program of capacity development in multiple countries across the world, as well as facilitating horizontal and peer […]

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Team Building, It Doesn’t Have to be an Add On

In the International Budget Partnership (IBP), we have been working hard to embrace the principles and practice of Dialogue Education in all our meetings and learning events. Recently though, we have had to think about teambuilding or creating a network-dynamic through these events. At first, that felt overwhelming. Then, I realized: by embracing learning-centered principles […]

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Insights on Poverty: Connecting Scholars with Programs and Policy Makers

THE SITUATION. Families across the U.S. struggle to create more financial stability in their lives. Although huge investments are made in programs to serve these families, there are few evidence-based programs that support families to emerge from poverty. The Family Self-Sufficiency and Stability Research Consortium (the Consortium) was established to connect selected poverty researchers from […]

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Encouraging Collective Solution Development with Many Stakeholders

THE SITUATION. International Budget Partnership was planning a global gathering of government officials and funders involved in government budget credibility. They believe that enhanced budget credibility for governments across the globe can ensure better fiscal performance and improve trust in the public sector that leads to human rights strengthening. IBP wanted the participants of this first […]

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