Regardless of their specific thematic scope and area of operation, civil society organisations (CSOs) have an overarching need to perform budgetary analysis and effective scrutiny of public spending, in order to better understand the state-of-the-art in their field of interest. This project aimed to contribute to the fight against corruption by more effective scrutiny of public spending. More precisely, its specific objective was to increase the level of effective participation of civil society in scrutiny of public spending.
During its implementation period, the project helped improve legal framework in the area of public spending on both national and local level through: strengthening the implementation of relevant policies; preparation of recommendations (policy briefs and publications); and advocacy initiatives. It also increased level of independent oversight of implementation of the Public Finance Management Reform Programme and professional reporting on misuse of public funds. Thanks to this project were created interactive online tools for citizen-friendly access to information on public spending.
Within this project were enhanced capacities of a total of 9 civil society organisations and media to participate in oversight of public spending through sub-granting scheme: