Publication of Data on Planned and Realized Domestic and Foreign Assistance for Rural Development and Agriculture on a Quarterly Basis (MK0106)
Action Plan: Macedonia National Action Plan 2016-2018
Action Plan Cycle: 2016
Lead Institution: Agency of financial support for agriculture and rural development; Ministry of Health
Support Institution(s): Budget users; Center of Economic Analysis
Policy AreasAid, E-Government, Land Rights & Spatial Planning, Public Service Delivery
Status quo or problem addressed by the commitment: Insufficient transparency in the public funds management. Nonexistence of concrete information on the amount of funds and measure of the Program for financial support of agriculture in a certain year, paid according the Program, or have been paid according to programs from previous years. Often amendments and supplements to the Program, (sometimes even a day after its adoption), make confusion in respect of data availability and reduced transparency and accountability of the public funds flow. Nonexistence of a mechanism to show concentrated funding in agriculture by location/region. Main objective: Increased transparency in public finances management, through: -Publication of the provided state and foreign assistance according to a ground/measure, by location, amount of state of foreign assistance and according to a Program for financial support -Information available to the citizens on the data accessibility. Brief description of commitment: Before and after adoption of the Program for financial support in a certain year, the Agency for financial support in agriculture and rural development publishes it on its website, and publish data quarterly information on what amount of funds planned in the previous Program has been realized according to a ground/measure, by location, and amount of provided assistance. Data on the Program realization should are updated quarterly. OPG challenge addressed by the commitment: Efficient public resource management. Reference to the global objectives of sustainable development: Reference to Objective 16 “Peace, justice and strong institutions”. Target 16.6: Development of effective accountable and transparent institutions at all levels. The measures of this commitment contribute for transparency and accountability in spending funds and delivering services aimed for rural development and agriculture. Relevance: Increased transparency and accountability in the fiscal sphere. Ambition: Discipline is expected in the future in publication of public finances utilization and realization, as well as increased awareness of their efficiency and legitimacy.