GIZ and Eda have signed a contract to provide technical support to the Council of Ministers of B&H – the Ministry of Finance and Treasury of BiH for the preparation and publication of the Citizens Budget. This includes conducting relevant analyses, preparing a methodology for drafting and publishing the Citizens Budget for the Ministry of Finance and Treasury of B&H, and providing expert support for the development of the first Citizens Budget (including consultative process, preparation and editing of the document, its design and printing). The project will be implemented until the end of November 2020.
It is interesting to mention that Eda piloted a new way of presenting budget documents to citizens in order to increase transparency, accountability and citizens’ participation in the local budgeting process in BiH in 2014, when the Citizens Budget for Bijeljina, Tuzla and Zenica were prepared. Eda was providing support for the preparation of the Citizens Budget for the Zenica-Doboj Canton in 2015, and in 2016 and 2017 it cooperated with the PARCO on the preparation of their Citizens Budget 2017.