From 19/10/2015 to 21/10/2015, , the workshop “Review of the first 6 months and strategy building” of BTAP took place in Mai Chau, Hoa Binh with the participation of representatives from the Alliance’s members including CDI, ACDC, Oxfam and CEPEW; delegates from the People’s Committee and Farmers’ Association of Hoa Binh province and the People’s Committee of Quang Tri province. On the first day of the workshop, delegates from Hoa Binh and Quang Tri shared the results of implementing “enhancing transparency and the participation of the citizensin managing the state budget” project in the first 6 months. One of the most remarkable points of this workshop is applying evaluation form to select the mid-term public investment project in Quang Tri. Quang Tri Council of People shared “guideline of selecting mid-term public investment project in Quang Tri in the period of 2016 - 2020”. This document shows the details of criteria, selection process, mid-term public investment project evaluation and notes about applying to the reality. According to the plan, in the comingtime, Hoa Binh will take action in: (1) Consulting on allocation criteria and transparency in the implementation of vocational training programs and (2) Getting the public opinions about the budget allocation criteria of developing social investment to the villages.
Moreover, Hoa Binh and Quang Tri delegates gave straightforward sharings about the problems when implementing the plan such as information exchange and unification among members, the materials were not provided on time and the plan was changed frequently, which led to the passivity of time arrangement. The alliance members listened carefully and took a lesson in the upcoming time.
On the next two days, workshop concentrated on building an action strategy; Operation regulations and principles, operational coordination mechanism as well as the Action Plan of the Alliance for the period 2015-2016. At the end of the workshop, all the members of the alliance committed to build a strong alliance and make it a reliable channel of budget information for the citizensand community.