Democratic Budget Movement (DBM) is a national network campaigning on democratization of national budget formulating process. IDEA is the lead of DBM in Sylhet.

IDEA organized a pre budget discussion meeting at IDEA Office in Sylhet where people from different stages of the society were took part including DBM members. The meeting demanded the government come up with a framework for job creation in the upcoming budget for fiscal 2020-21. The meeting also called for increasing the allocation for health sector in the next budget. Healthcare expense coming out of people's capability in Bangladesh is increasing day by day. Democratization of budget framing is needed to reflect the concerns and issues of people and increase allocation for education and health will help in development of human capital and thus contribute to the economy said participants in the meeting. After the meeting a memorandum was handed over to Mr Mukkabir Khan, Honorable MP constituency of Sylhet-2 and Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Sylhet District demanding priority development issues associated to Sylhet.