In further work on budget tracking in Apac and Bundibugyo districts of Uganda, supported by the Commonwealth Education Fund, a wide range of impacts have been felt. These include a reduced time-lag between disbursement and use of funds, routine public display of school budget with utilisation and disbursement schedules, and involvement of parents and children in planning and budgeting for the school. It has also unearthed ghost pupils, teachers and schools. Funds diverted have been recovered and errant officers charged in court. Children played a central role in this work – monitoring the use of funds as well as other issues impacting on education quality and the school environment – such as lesson planning, punctuality and school feeding. The process has improved school attendance by both teachers and pupils, due to their increased feeling of ownership of the learning process.