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Citizens' Budget, South Sudan

For UNICEF in South Sudan we are now in the second year of delivering Budget Transparency operations for the Government of the Republic of South Sudan budget, including “Citizens’ Budgets (now at national and subnational levels), radio discussions, TV talk shows, and online accountability materials and tools.

Country/Region: South Sudan
Dates/Duration: 2019 - Ongoing
Funded by: UNICEF
Funders: Ministry of Finance and Planning

For UNICEF in South Sudan we are now in the second year of delivering Budget Transparency operations for the Government of the Republic of South Sudan budget, including “Citizens’ Budgets (now at national and subnational levels), radio discussions, TV talk shows, and online accountability materials and tools.

CGA is currently working on supporting the MoFP on their pledge to increased budget transparency through transparency and accountability measures, the creation of national and state-level citizens budgets, the revival of State Mentoring Teams (SMTs) and State Transfer Monitoring Committee (STMC), and the development of a ‘Budget & Transfers’ website, as well as broader engagements and budget transparency sessions for stakeholders and the wider public. This work has contributed to the commitment of the Ministry of Finance and Planning (MoFP) to improve their transparency of budgeting, expenditure and financial processes.CGA is working on the UNICEF project undertaking budget transparency activities to create the Citizens' Budget. This has also included organizing public engagement activities in the form of two radio shows, one academic forum and one panel discussion, to increase accountability and transparency. This work links into the longer-term commitment of the Ministry of Finance and Planning (MoFP) to improve their transparency of budgeting, expenditure and financial processes.

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