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Public Expenditure Watch in Communities of Armenia

Description: The project aims at increasing the accountability of local governments in local budget expenditures and promoting participatory process of community policy/budget development and implementation in seven provincial communities of Armenia. For that purpose, the project will raise the capacity of 14 young community activists in 7 beneficiary communities to conduct local budget monitoring as well as initiate public discussions to influence community decision making processes.
Results: Establishment of sustainable knowledge and mechanisms for community budget monitoring increasing the public demand for high quality of governance and transparency and accountability of local governments. The project will create a favorable environment for civic/citizen participation in the community policy/budget development and implementation. Additionally, these mechanisms will institutionalize relationship between the local government, civil society and public at large thus leading to longer-term cooperation and positive impact on social and economic development of the community.
Implementation period: 01.10.2019 - 31.05.2020
Budget: AMD 23,238,332
Donor(s): US Embassy to Armenia