It is recognized that the national budget is the government’s most important economic policy instrument, and as such it can be a powerful tool in transforming the lives and meeting the basic needs of society’s poorest citizens. As such, pre-budget and post-budget workshops are conducted by organizations leading such initiatives to familiarize citizens with the budget process, analyze the adequacy of sector allocations and to hold governments accountable for their actions through budget tracking.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Officials of: governments (MDAs and LDAs), CSOs, members of parliament.
WHAT PARTICIPANTS WILL BENEFIT
At the end to the course participants will be able to:
Explain social accountability and determine key success factors and challenges;
Familiarize with citizen report card and community score card;
Explain fiscal transparency;
Conduct budget analysis;
Describe steps on expenditure tracking.
Social accountability - key success factors and challenges;
Citizen report card and community score card;
Steps in expenditure tracking.