Uzbekistan plans to prepare and publish the state budget for citizens
The joint project of the United Nations Development Program and the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Uzbekistan “Public Finance Management Reform in Uzbekistan” prepared a concept for preparation and publication of the State Budget for citizens.
The draft document was considered on 4 December during a round table in Tashkent with the participation of representatives of ministries and departments, as well as journalists.
The state budget for citizens is a simplified version of a budget document, which uses the informal language and available formats to make it easier for them to understand the budget.
The simplified version contains information and analysis material available for a wide range of untrained users: the budget and budget process basics, budget execution, the draft budget, state programs, public hearings and other information for citizens.
Preparation and publication of the State Budget for citizens will ensure transparency in the preparation, consideration and adoption of the State Budget, publication of information on the approved budget, budgets of state trust funds and the progress of their implementation.
Establishing dialogue with citizens will not only help to increase the effectiveness of the budget process, but, first of all, ensure broad informing of citizens about the budget system, formation and execution of budgets of all levels, budgets of state trust funds.
This will improve the understanding of the goals and priorities of budgetary policy, as well as simplify the involvement of citizens in the process of discussing the budget and monitoring its implementation.