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Citizens' Budget/ Facilitating Budget Transparency

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
Clients: Ministry of Finance and Planning

CGA is in its third year of supporting South Sudan's Ministry of Finance and Planning (MoFP) pledge to improve budget transparency through increased transparency and accountability measures including: the creation of national and state-level citizens budgets; the revival of State Mentoring Teams (SMTs) and State Transfer Monitoring Committee (STMC); the development of a ‘Budget & Transfers’ website; and broader engagements and budget transparency sessions for stakeholders and the wider public including two radio shows, an academic forum and a panel discussion.

This work has contributed to MoFP's longer-term commitment to improve its budgeting transparency, expenditure and financial processes.

Output

CGA guided South Sudan's Ministry of Finance to publish its first Citizen's Budget, resulting in a 2% Budget Transparency Score increase from 2017 to 2019, according to the International Budget Partnership.

2019/20 Citizen's Budget 

2020/21 Citizen's Budget