Center for Budget & Economic Governance
The major aim of the project is to build the demand and supply sides of accountability. The interventions seek to improve the quality of life of Ugandan’s through promoting transparent and accountable public expenditure as well as increasing economic opportunities for women, men and youth but also to bridge this gap by creating more options for citizens to demand for accountability while empowering them to use those spaces to demand for accountability. In the period September – November KRC has conducted a number of engagements in Kabarole District which include; community engagement meetings, participating in the budget conference, identification of champions, sharing of the sub county budgets with the champions and monitoring of the service points.
- Progress on Coordination Activities
- KRC has supported ACODE in the coordination of a number of activities which include; orientation of the district councilors in Kabarole District. KRC made a presentation and supported in the orientation.
- KRC spearheaded the centre for budget and economic Governance with particular focus on the Public education expenditure tracking. Staff attended the training and also took lead in the data collection exercise.
- KRC further supported ACODE in the implementation of the community engagement action plans (CEAPS) in the sub counties of Katebwa, Kasenda, Harugongo, Kichwamba and Bukuku. Community actions were developed and some of the community members are willing and have gone ahead to implement the action plans.
- Progress on Implementation Activities
- 8 Community engagement meetings have been conducted in the sub counties of Busoro, Kasenda, Harugongo, Kichwamba, Kabende, Katebwa have gone ahead to conduct, Karambi and Mugusu. The meetings focused on the role of citizen’s engagement in budgeting, leaders roles and these were done and the communities action plans. These platforms saw the participation of the district councilors and the sub county chairpersons who passionately encouraged the citizens to participate and called for such engagements t be frequent such that the people may be able to change their perceptions and attitudes. The meetings were attended by 330 participants (F= 99, M=231).