Within the efforts to strengthen the capacity of local CSOs for monitoring and advocacy, two organizations from Serbia have developed policy papers in the area of transparent funding, with the support of the Balkan Public Policy Fund (BPPF), implemented by BCSDN and its partners (Civic Initiatives in Serbia). The Centre for Development of a Democratic Society – Europolis published the analysis “Line 481 – To improve the processes of monitoring and evaluation”, aiming to address the need for increased transparency of state funds distribution to the CSOs, as well as for more efficient and appropriate spending. The other policy paper was published by the Center for Development of the Non-profit Sector – CRNPS under the title “Towards a more efficient budget policy at the local level – Budget line 481”. The aim of CRNPS’s project is to increase transparency in the use of public funds, indicating the weak spots in the system and offering solutions through public policy advocacy. Both papers include a thorough analysis and offer recommendations for improving the methods and transparency of budget funds distribution, and are available for download here.
Source: Civic Initiatives