Tracking of government spending and international aids can help to ensure that funds are spent judiciously, and not diverted to private pockets. It enables communities to ask: 'Are public resources being used as planned? And are they bringing the expected results?’ It can lead to better public services for communities. It can also lead to stronger relationships and accountability between communities and people in power. These relationships may give further opportunity for communities to work with local governments to help them to prioritise expenditure to meet the community’s greatest needs.