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Burkina Faso

Access information and citizen involvement in State budget (BF0012)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Burkina Faso Action Plan 2017-2019

Action Plan Cycle: 2017

Status: Active

Institutions

Lead Institution: Ministry of Economy Finance and Development (MINEFID)

Support Institution(s): MINEFID, National Assembly, Court of Auditors; MENA, Santé, CIFOEB, CGD, REN-LAC, AMBF, ARBF

Policy Areas

Capacity Building, E-Government, Fiscal Transparency, Participation in Budget Processes, Public Participation, Sustainable Development Goals

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Pending IRM Review

Relevant to OGP Values: Not Relevant

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review

Description

What is the public issue for which the commitment is made to address?: Low involvement of citizens in budget development and implementation: few opportunities are given to public to participate in budget process. The Open Budget Index (IBP) completed in 2015, revealed that Burkina Faso’s score is 10/100 in terms of public participation in budget process.; What isthe commitment?: Challenges : • Citizen participation in budget process ; • Consideration of populations’ real concerns in budget. Global Objective: Ensuring strong citizen involvement in budget process for transparency and accountability in public finance management. Expected Outcomes : • Citizens actively participate in budget process ; • Populations’ aspirations are taken into account in State budget ; • Increased control of budget implementation by citizens.; How will such commitment contribute towards solving this public issue?: Implementation of this commitment will help to provide more opportunities for citizen participation in budget process. Actually, activities will provide an opportunity for citizens to monitor budget implementation and delivery of quality public goods and services; Why is such commitment relevant in terms of PGO Values?: This commitment is relevant for PGO values, as citizen involvement in budget process is the subject matter of the commitment. In addition, This will contribute towards increasing transparency and accountability in budget process.; Additional Information: This commitment is one the evaluation criteria of the public finance management system for international instruments such as IBP, PEFA and CPIA. This is also a priority in the national development framework (PNDES), namely its main line 1, and in the sector-based policy of the economy and finance It is connected with item 4 of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16 related to the establishment of efficient, accountable and open institutions.; Important activities with deliverable outcomes that can be easily checked: Hosting information meetings on State budget breadlines for year n+1for civil society private sector and local authorities: Beginning Date: June 2018 - Closing Date: Continuously, Activity cost (CFA F) 26 000 000; Building capacities of civil society organizations on public finance. January 2018 - June 2019, Activity cost (CFA F): 10 000 000; Posting online, on DGB and MINEFID website, the list of budget documents for publication as well as deadlines for publication with users. November 2017 -December 2017, Activity cost (CFA F): PM; Hosting communication and information meetings on budget: January 2018 – Continuously, Activity cost (CFA F): 10 000 000; Re-launching the budget newspaper « Budget infos »: January 2018 - June 2019, Activity cost (CFAF): 10 000 000; Using radio, television and printed media channels to share budget information and data: January 2018 - June 2019, Activity cost (CFA F): 15 000 000; Producing and disseminating the « Citizen Budget » in the thirteen (13) regions: January 2018 - June 2019, Activity cost (CFA F): Activity cost (CFA F): 20 000 000


Burkina Faso's Commitments

  1. Sign protocols of operations where competence shall be transferred to municipalities and regions

    BF0001, 2017, Capacity Building

  2. Respect time limit required for issuing legal acts

    BF0002, 2017, Capacity Building

  3. Vulnerable persons access to legal aid funds

    BF0003, 2017, Justice

  4. Online registration for post-baccalaureate and baccalaureate competitions

    BF0004, 2017, Capacity Building

  5. Registration and complaints handling mechanism

    BF0005, 2017, Capacity Building

  6. Specialized judicial areas for conomic crimes

    BF0006, 2017, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  7. Citizen committees to control racket in public administration

    BF0007, 2017, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  8. Capacities of disciplinary committees

    BF0008, 2017, Capacity Building

  9. Virtual window of public administration

    BF0009, 2017, Capacity Building

  10. Right of access to public information and to administrative documents

    BF0010, 2017, Legislation & Regulation

  11. Ministry and public institution data in open format

    BF0011, 2017, E-Government

  12. Access information and citizen involvement in State budget

    BF0012, 2017, Capacity Building

  13. Community Dialogue on local budget (EDIC)

    BF0013, 2017, Capacity Building