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Development of a Uniform Methodology for Planning, Monitoring and Performance Evaluation of Programmes and Projects Implemented by Civil Society Organisations and Monitoring the Spending of Allocated Funds (RS0024)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Serbia Second National Action Plan 2016-2018

Action Plan Cycle: 2016

Status: Inactive

Institutions

Lead Institution: Office for Cooperation with the Civil Society

Support Institution(s): Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self-Government; Civil society organisations

Policy Areas

Capacity Building, Civic Space, Fiscal Transparency, Freedom of Association, Legislation & Regulation, Oversight of Budget/Fiscal Policies, Public Service Delivery

IRM Review

IRM Report: Serbia End-of-Term Report 2016–2018, Serbia Mid-Term Report 2016-2018

Starred: No

Early Results: Marginal

Design i

Verifiable: Yes

Relevant to OGP Values: Access to Information

Potential Impact:

Implementation i

Completion:

Description

THEME: Improve procedures governing public calls for applications for the allocation of public funds at all levels of government, including evaluation issues and available remedies. COMMITMENT 11: Development of a uniform methodology for planning, monitoring and performance evaluation of programmes and projects implemented by civil society organisations and monitoring the spending of allocated funds; Status quo or problem addressed by the commitment: The data obtained through the Annual Aggregate Report on spending of budget funds allocated and disbursed to associations and other civil society organisations from the national budget of the Republic of Serbia as support to programme activities show that cross-checking methods are not sufficiently used in the monitoring of execution of supported projects and programmes. These data also show that the main method of monitoring the execution of programmes and projects is review of final and narrative reports, while monitoring visits to associations account for the lowest share. This shows there is a need to harmonise the practices of monitoring supported CSO programmes and projects, using multiple different monitoring and evaluation methods. Main objective: The aim of improving the process of monitoring and evaluation of supported programmes and projects is to ensure sounder follow-up to ensure their better implementation. In addition, this will give public administration bodies a much better image of the value for money of their investment, which will provide the basis for improved planning and more effective spending of budget funds, in accordance with the objectives set out in public policy documents. Brief description of commitment (140-character limit): Preparation and adoption of methodological instructions for the development of a plan of monitoring and evaluation of approved CSO programmes and projects and tracking spending of allocated funds. OGP challenge addressed by the commitment: More efficient management of public resources; Relevance: Strengthening the system of fiscal accountability and provision of information to the general public about CSO projects and programmes financed from the national budget of the Republic of Serbia will promote and develop integrity and accountability in the work of state institutions and build citizens’ trust in state institutions and civil society organisations. Ambition: Adoption of methodological instructions on the development of a plan of monitoring and evaluation of approved programmes and projects will impose a duty on public administration bodies to adopt a uniform approach to planning, monitoring and evaluation of approved CSO programmes and projects. This uniform approach to evaluation of the results of supported projects and programmes will provide a basis for evaluation and publishing of achieved results. This measure is in line with Commitment 12 of this Action Plan, which envisages amendments to the Regulation on Funds to Support Programmes or Missing Amount of Funds for Programmes of Public Interest implemented by Associations, as is imposes a duty to report on achieved results of the supported CSO programmes and projects and defines the content and form of the Tender Cycle Evaluation Report. This will ensure better public availability of information about the value for money of implemented projects and greater accountability of public administration bodies and CSOs for the public money they spend.

IRM Midterm Status Summary

For Commitment details, please see Serbia Mid-Term Report 2016-2018 (Year 1).

IRM End of Term Status Summary

For commitment details, see Serbia End-of-Term Report 2016–2018.


Commitments

  1. Increasing transparency and participation in parliament

    RS0042, 2018, Civic Space

  2. Publishing Budget Law

    RS0028, 2018, E-Government

  3. e-calendar for financing civil society

    RS0029, 2018, E-Government

  4. publish data on environmental protection funds

    RS0030, 2018, Capacity Building

  5. opening data for public calls for media development

    RS0031, 2018, E-Government

  6. open data reports on CSOs

    RS0032, 2018, E-Government

  7. amending media registration bylaws

    RS0033, 2018, E-Government

  8. Assistance with and monitoring of adoption of LAP

    RS0034, 2018, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  9. Updating of electoral roll

    RS0035, 2018, E-Government

  10. ePAPER

    RS0036, 2018, E-Government

  11. e-notice board

    RS0037, 2018, E-Government

  12. Improving proactive transparency – Information Booklet

    RS0038, 2018, E-Government

  13. Access to Information Law

    RS0039, 2018, Capacity Building

  14. cooperation with CSOs on regulations

    RS0040, 2018, Capacity Building

  15. e-civic engagement

    RS0041, 2018, E-Government

  16. Develop a Model of Job Description or Part of Job Description of an Officer Responsible for Cooperation with Civil Society in Local Administration

    RS0014, 2016, Capacity Building

  17. Organise Trainings for Public Administration Officers in Connection with the Application of the Guidelines on Inclusion of Civil Society Organisations in the Process of Passing Regulations

    RS0015, 2016, Capacity Building

  18. Organise Trainings for CSO in Connection with Application of the Guidelines on Inclusion of Civil Society Organisations in the Process of Passing Regulations

    RS0016, 2016, Capacity Building

  19. Improve the System for Collecting Initiatives from Citizens and Businesses

    RS0017, 2016, Capacity Building

  20. Introducing Standards for Civic Participation in the Public Policy Management System

    RS0018, 2016, Capacity Building

  21. Improving Proactive Transparency – Information Booklet

    RS0019, 2016, Capacity Building

  22. Amendments to the Law on Free Access to Information of Public Importance

    RS0020, 2016, Legislation & Regulation

  23. Development of an Open Data Portal

    RS0021, 2016, Capacity Building

  24. Draft a Bylaw Based on the Guidelines for Evaluation of Websites

    RS0022, 2016, Capacity Building

  25. Improve the Institute of Public Hearing in the Drafting of Laws

    RS0023, 2016, Legislation & Regulation

  26. Development of a Uniform Methodology for Planning, Monitoring and Performance Evaluation of Programmes and Projects Implemented by Civil Society Organisations and Monitoring the Spending of Allocated Funds

    RS0024, 2016, Capacity Building

  27. Amend the Regulation on Funds to Support Programmes or Missing Amount of Funds for Programmes of Public Interest Implemented by Associations

    RS0025, 2016, Capacity Building

  28. Enactment of a Law on Electronic Documents, Electronic Identification and Trusted Services in Electronic Business

    RS0026, 2016, Capacity Building

  29. Establish a Single Public Register of Administrative Procedures and Other Conditions for Pursuing a Business Activity

    RS0027, 2016, Capacity Building

  30. Transparency in Monitoring Budget Expenditures

    RS0001, 2014, Capacity Building

  31. Law on Financing Political Activities

    RS0002, 2014, Legislation & Regulation

  32. Transparent Public Procurement Procedures

    RS0003, 2014, Open Contracting and Procurement

  33. Transparent Financing of Civil Society Organizations

    RS0004, 2014, Civic Space

  34. Extending and Clarifying Responsibilities of the Anti-Corruption Agency

    RS0005, 2014, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  35. Whistleblower Protection Trainings and Campaigns

    RS0006, 2014, Legislation & Regulation

  36. Draft Law Regulating Inspections in Public Administration

    RS0007, 2014, Audits and Controls

  37. e-Governmental Portal Awareness and Mobile Application

    RS0008, 2014, E-Government

  38. Starred commitment Public Administration Website Harmonization and Amendments to the Law on Free Access to Information of Public Importance

    RS0009, 2014, E-Government

  39. New Technologies to Improve Citizen Services

    RS0010, 2014, E-Government

  40. Cooperation with Civil Society Organizations in Public Policymaking

    RS0011, 2014, Civic Space

  41. Citizen Participation in Local Government Affairs

    RS0012, 2014, Public Participation

  42. Civil Society Participation in Monitoring the Public Administration (PAR) Strategy

    RS0013, 2014, Audits and Controls