State and local budgets as one, two, three...
On November 29, 2016, at the V Forum of organisational development of civil society, experts of the ISES conducted the training “State and local budgets as one, two, three…”
The specialists of our analytical center Antonina Deshko and Viacheslav Zhuk told in simple terms to participants of the Forum “the ABC” of forming state and local budgets; where, when and in what form you can see the budget programs; how to “read” the budget figures of income and expenditures; how to control officials as using community money...
An expert on financial policy of the ISES Antonina Deshko told “students” how the State Budget formed; at what terms and who collects the budget requests and brings them into a single document; what is the budget deficit and what budget programs are existing. In other words, she described to social activists the whole calendar and procedure of formation of the general estimates of the country.
An expert on a regional policy of the ISES Viacheslav Zhuk told in detail about the practice of local budget development and on the example of Berdychiv explained to the participants of the training what revenues and expenditures are existing at the local level. He also told in detail about the criteria for efficient use of the community’s funds and to which documents should be focused special attention on understanding how money allocated.
Exactly how local budgets are forming interested students of the training more, and also – how community activists can control the allocation of funds, where came from the numbers of costs and how to ensure transparency of tenders.
At the end of the training, Viacheslav Zhuk told training participants how experts of the Institute for Social and Economic Studies for journalists of the TV Channel “1+1” in a joint project with the program “New inspector Freymut. Cities” analyse the formation and use of local budgets and how NGOs can work with the leading media of the country.