TechChange partnered with Family Care International (FCI) to produce a short animation to make the case for national budgets that reflect the people’s needs and priorities. This animation was intended to build on our first animation with the Mobilizing Advocates from Civil Society (MACS) project, which dealt with “The Power of Civil Society” and critical roles in holding governments accountable.
The MACS project in Burkina Faso and Kenya between 2012 and 2015 was intended to bring together civil society organizations working in reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH) and to strengthen their capacity to advocate for health policies that meets the needs of women and children. Since the dominant languages in Kenya and Burkina Faso are English and French respectively, it was vital for the animation to be in both languages.
This animation was intended to encourage taxpayers to understand their rights to the highest standards of health and the commitments of their governments to their well being. As people pay taxes so the government can provide these essential services, and a budget reveals the government’s real priorities, citizens have a right to understand how the government is spending their money so that they can hold the government accountable.
If you’d like to learn more, please check out this video in English:
Or feel free to watch in French!