Administrative procedures of the civil service regulate the accountability for the monitoring and evaluation of awarded public funds. This does not apply to monitoring and evaluation of funded projects or programs. Lack of trained staff, inadequate resources, low levels of awarded funds, lack of rulebooks and regulations are some of the reasons for that. Since the methods and type of reporting vary between institutions there is no possibility for a standardized reporting system.
One of the possible mechanisms for monitoring and evaluation of project activities could be done by field visits which government institutions aren’t implementing. The public is not informed about the project outcomes financed through public calls since there is no evaluation of project results.
Republika Srpska has adopted a methodology for assigning funds to CSOs in 2015 and all Ministries in this entity were asked to follow this methodology furtherly. Federation of BiH has a Decision on financing of CSOs which is based on LOD methodology but still hasn’t been carried out properly. On the local level more than 70 municipalities and cities out of which 45 in FBIH have adopted LOD methodology and carries it out differently on a larger or smaller scale. The existing system of financing of associations and foundations from the budget of FBiH is inefficient and also based on LOD merely non-transparent and leaves room for doubt in the legality of money since the funds are constantly decreasing. Public funding of CSOs is not serving their purpose which should be complementary to public policies and services. The criteria for awarding public funds are vague or too general with the question of scoring. There is a need for the government and CSOs to cooperate in the segment of public funding of CSOs as well as in the establishment of institutional mechanisms for cooperation.
0 – 20 Fully disabling environment20 – 40 Disabling environment
40 – 60 Partially enabling environment60 – 80 Enabling environment
80 – 100 Fully enabling environment