European Commission to promote public finance policy and management in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 6 /Trend/
The European Commission published a 500,000 euros call for proposals under the Neighbourhood Civil Society Facility for actions in the public finance policy and management (PFPM) sector in Azerbaijan, ENPI Info Center reported. Grants requested under the call should fall between a minimum of €50,000 and a maximum of €250,000.
The planned duration of an action may not be lower than 18 months nor exceed 36 months.
The global objective of this Call for Proposals is to strengthen and promote civil society organizations' role in reforms and democratic changes taking place in Azerbaijan, through increased participation in the fulfilment of Neighbourhood Policy objectives.
The specific objectives of the Call for Proposals include increase of non-state actors' involvement in support of programming, implementation and monitoring of policies in Azerbaijan, the promotion of involvement of non-state actors in policy dialogue, research and evidence-based advocacy, as well as increase interaction between non-state actors and authorities at the national level so as to contribute to improving transparency and quality of public finance policy and management.
Among the objectives is the increase the role of non-state actors in supporting oversight functions in the area of public finance policy and management; the improvement of public understanding and participation in the budget process to increase public role in decision-making and improve effectiveness of public expenditures.
Edited by: A.Badalova