Our Institute continues to conduct an online school for representatives of the Network for the Prevention of Corruption, civil society institutions and activists. Expert Gulgaki Mamasalieva continued to discuss issues of ensuring transparency of the budget process and involving all stakeholders in this process with the participants.
As is known, transparency of the budget process helps both civil society and government agencies to work together more effectively, and is also a tool for assessing the correct use of budget resources. Ensuring budget transparency and creating opportunities for citizen participation in government budget decisions is relevant throughout the world, because, firstly, the level of corruption is reduced, and secondly, open budget is recognized as a tool that allows you to connect resources and strategic priorities. This condition is especially important when switching to a program budget. Thirdly, in conditions of open budgeting, greater opportunities arise for the state to maneuver public debt. Fourthly, an open budget ensures interaction between authorities and citizens, which leads to an increase in the level of trust.
During today’s session, participants discussed with great interest the issues of assessing the need for budget monitoring.