To Ensure More Effective Citizens’ Participation Across The Entire Budget Cycle.

This commitment will ensure that citizens participate and make inputs into the budget process starting with the pre-budget statement, executive budget proposal, budget debate through public hearings in the legislature, implementation, monitoring and

General problem/challenge addressed by the commitment

There is inadequate citizens’ engagement and participation in the budget preparation, approval, implementation and monitoring process. This results in citizens not having information and thus not being able to relate with the projects in the budget and ultimately weakens accountability for resource allocations

Main Objective

To ensure that budget planning, approval, implementation, monitoring and reporting meet the needs of citizens and that citizens have open access to budget information in a format that is both human and machine readable

Specific OGP challenge addressed by commitment

More robust citizens’ participation in the budget cycle will result in more effective management of public resources and improved public services and contribute to learning for improved budget performance

Rationale for commitment

By making budget information available and accessible to all citizens in a timely manner and usable format, this commitment improves accountability on the part of Government, provides openness and transparency in the budget process and ensures that citizens are engaged throughout the budget cycle

Expected Outcome/impact

Improved management of public resources to provide essential services

Increased citizens’ participation in budget processes

Improved governance, transparency and accountability

Performance Indicators

Changes in the level of citizens’ satisfaction

Number of public consultations in the budget process

Timely and publicly available audit reports

Timely publication of the quarterly budget implementation reports in accordance with the Fiscal Responsibility Act

Number of public hearings organized by the National Assembly on budget and audit reports

Comprehensive Needs Assessment Reports accompanying MDA budget proposals annually

Number of CSOs and citizens participating in the budget hearings organized by National Assembly Committees of 3 – 5 priority sectors of government

The number of community-based projects that are uploaded on the technology-based feedback platform per budget cycle

Mapping of MDAs already having the technology-based platform for transparency and accountability

Target Year: 2017
% Completed
0%

Creation of the citizens’ interactive platform for government institutions

Target Year: 2018
% Completed
20%
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