Increasing citizens’ participation in budget cycle processes
We are happy to share this article from The Analyst featuring our CSPPS member Platform for Dialogue and Peace (P4DP) in Liberia.
The article presents the initial findings from a partnership agreement between P4DP and the Non-State Actors Secretariat of the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (NSA-MoFDP) funded by the World Bank and the African Development Bank.
The agreement, as now in place, aims to establish and operate locally-based budget cycle platforms that will provide continuous information and support the conduct of analysis of budgetary allocations at Country and District levels.
These citizens’ budget platforms are crucial elements to support community awareness and build trust in the citizenry. According to Mr. James Suah Shilue, the Executive Director of P4DP, these inclusive platforms aim to reconnect the government with its citizens to reduce misconceptions and accusations of corruption. This is done through providing education and awareness on national budget cycle processes and budgetary allocations that benefit local development. It is hoped that the platforms will provide a segue for greater budget transparency and oversight by providing robust information and understanding of budgets and planned expenditure.
Find more information about the agreement and impact it has on the community here: https://analystliberiaonline.com/2021/07/29/cso-partners-budget-cycle-project-takes-root-citizens-excited-over-budget-awareness-project/