On 12 May 2015, the Center for Development and Integration, the provincial People's Committee and the Women's Union of Quang Tri’s province have organized the launching workshop of the project "Promoting transparency and the participation of citizens in state budget management ". The project is financed by the European Union through Oxfam. Attending were Mr. Nguyen Duc Dung, Deputy Chairman of the provincial People's Committee.
The overall objective of this project is to increase transparency, accountability and participation of people in managing the state budget; namely empowerment of civil society organizations, community organizations locally to impact directly to the budget planning for the operation of the development and poverty reduction programme; and indirect impact on the relevant legal provisions.
A notable result of the project was that the People's Committees at commune to provincial level to create space for civil society organizations and community-based organizations to be involved in a practical way in the process of building the state budget and budget oversight of poverty reduction and development programmes, including health issues.
This project will be implemented for 3 years, from now until 2018 with a total budget funds 810,000 Euros for both Quang Tri, Hoa Binh province and the central agencies. The project’s goal is to raise awareness and participation in the activities of the project for over 6,000 women, the poor, ethnic minorities... The project was implemented by the implementing agencies such as the Center for Development and Integration (CDI); Center for Community Capacity Building (CECEM); Action Centre for Community Development (ACDC); People's Council of Quang Tri province and the Women's Union of Quang Tri province.
Speaking at the conference, Mr. Nguyen Duc Dung, Deputy Chairman of the provincial People's Council acquired the opinions requiring the Project Management Committee, the People's Committee and Women's Union at provincial and communal level to enhance accountability while performing the implementation in Gio Linh and Hai Lang district; and to have good staffing and time management to implement the proposed plan; mobilize local people to understand and support the project.
The effective implementation of the project will empower civil society organizations, community organizations to directly impact the budget estimations for the operation of programs to reduce poverty, development and indirect impact on the law and the relevant decrees.