Togo: State and civil society organizations work on 2021 Citizen Budget

Economic governance
Wednesday, 10 February 2021 11:46
Togo: State and civil society organizations work on 2021 Citizen Budget

(Togo First) - On February 8, a 10-day workshop was launched in Kara for the elaboration of the 2021 citizen budget. Experts from the ministry of economy and finance, representatives of civil society organizations, and sectoral ministries are gathered at the event. 

The citizen budget is a tool that will shed light on data related to key sectors, which will be made available to the public. The sectors in scope include ; health, education, agriculture, transport and grassroots development. 

Every citizen, who contributes to the financing of the State budget, must be informed of what is being done, of the mobilization of resources at the level of the public utilities...and it is this information that we plan on primarily providing them”, said Djamena Atama, Coordinator of the Economic Governance Support Project (PAGE). The World Bank-financed project backs the ongoing workshop. 

In line with these developmemnts, participants will discuss resources the State plans to mobilize this year, and how they will distributed, especially within the framework of the National Development Plan (PND). 

The initiative should, in the long run, enhance the management of public resources, the mobilization of internal revenues, and boost officials’ responsibility. 

It is worthy of note, that this is the second edition of the Citizen Budget Initiative. The maiden edition was held in 2020. 


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