Official title of the project

Budget Advocates in Act

Sectors

Project information

Subtitle
CIVIL SOCIETY FACILITY PROGRAMME 2013 Theme 1: Fight against corruption
Website
Region / City
Cities
Beograd
Total budget of programme / project

117,957.87 EUR

Implementation period
2014. Nov - 2016. May
Expected results
  1. CSOs and citizens in Serbia gain free access to an online budget advocacy manual and a toolkit for communication with local governments and citizens;
  2. 10 local CSOs have knowledge and skills and use budget advocacy manual and toolkit in advocating transparent and open budgeting and contribute to eradication of corruption;
  3. Citizens become more aware of the ways to hold governments accountable;
  4. Prompted with CSOs advocacy initiatives, 10 local governments become more transparent and engage with citizens in discussion about policy/budget priorities.
Beneficiary

Local CSOs, their constituencies and Serbian citizens. 

Summary of the project

Delivery of capacity building trainings on budget advocacy and on-going mentorship are empowering local CSOs to implement campaigns for resolving of budget issues specific to their communities. Using the skills and tools for evidence-based budget advocacy, they are building more interest in increased citizens’ participation in the budgeting process and improving general budget literacy.

Programme/Project objectives

Delivery of capacity building trainings on budget advocacy and on-going mentorship support will empower CSOs from 10 local communities to implement campaigns for resolving of budget issues specific to their communities.