Eurasia Partnership Foundation Launched a New Project!
On November 1, 2014, Eurasia Partnership Foundation with the support from the European Union launched a new project Partnership for Budget Transparency: Civil Society Oversight of Public Spending in Georgia that aims to contribute to improved budget transparency and accountability in Georgia.
To achieve the objectives of the project, EPF will undertake the following activities:
- organize a series of trainings on public policy-making and PEM oversight mechanisms and publish a Georgian language booklet Monitoring Budget Spending for Beginners, in partnership with Policy and Management Consulting Group (PMCG), for CSO representatives;
- award grants (up to EUR 15,000 each) to four CSOs to implement public expenditure monitoring activities;
- create and facilitate regular discussions of the Platform of CSOs on Budget Transparency issues; undertake an assessment of the existing PEM oversight mechanisms and develop recommendations for their improvement;
- organize series of public forums to present the findings of the assessment report, recommendations elaborated by the CSO Platform and the results of monitoring activities undertaken by the sub-grantees;
- create and facilitate the work of the Budget Monitoring Coordination Council which will involve representatives from CSOs and relevant public authorities;
- develop and broadcast public service announcements and commission feature programmes.
The project is financed by the European Union under the Neighbourhood Civil Society Facility 2013 and co-funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).