Program for Transparent and Professional medium term budgeting for Local Governance in Albania, Local – Phase II
Implementation Period: November 2011 – 2012
Donor: The Think Tank Fund of the OSI, Budapest
Fund: 122,710 USD
Implemented in: Berat, Fier, Lezhë and Korça Municipality
Implemented by: Co-PLAN
The “Program for transparent and professional medium term budgeting for local governance in Albania Local – Phase II” continued its implementation during 2012. The project, which builds on Co-PLAN’s experience in supporting the municipalities of Berat, Fier, Lezha and Korça to develop PBA helps LGUs to prepare medium-term budgeting programs related to strategic development documents. This second phase focuses on three main issues: (1). improving the capacity of local government officials about financial management issues in general and preparation ‘Programme Budgeting Mid-term in particular; (2). improving the capacity of civil society organizations in monitoring the implementation of the PBA based on clear performance indicators; and (3). improving further the preparation of secondary legislation in the PBA local level in Albania.
The focus of activities for 2012 was to organize training for local government officials, CSOs, and members of local councils issues related to municipal finance, as well as the preparation of guidelines for local government on the preparation of the PBA’s in collaboration with MF, and some of the most important results achieved were:
- Improved the capacity of local government officials on issues financial management in the preparation of the overall program and the PBA in particular, and the CSOs in monitoring the implementation of the PBA based on clear indicators the performance.
- Further improved the preparation of secondary legislation of PBAs government in Albania.