Participatory Budgeting and Expenditure tracking

Start: Jun 3, 2024
End: Jun 14, 2024
Venue: Lusaka - Zambia
Format: Two weeks
Duration: 2 weeks
Statement of Need

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, the allocation and utilization of public resources has to be made more transparent. It also means that citizens have to take greater interest on how governments use public resources than has hitherto been the case.

This cannot be achieved without first demystifying the budget cycle, linking the budget process to medium term and long term planning as well as building the capacity of non-state actors to effectively engage in
the budgetary process. This programme looks at the various tools and approaches applied in budget participation and monitoring that are suitable for diverse local contexts will be discussed.

Who Attends

Officials of: governments (MDAs and LDAs), CSOs, members of parliament.

How participants will benefit

At the end to the Programme 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.

US$ 1600 to cover tuition and training materials only.